As the July 19 primaries of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the Osun governorship election draw near, there is palpable tension in the party as 11 out of 16 members of the State Working Committee, SWC, have passed a vote of no confidence on the Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun, and the Secretary, Alhaji Rasak Salinsile.
Addressing newsmen in Osogbo on Monday, Barrister Goke Ogunsola, the legal adviser to the party in the state, flanked by 11 other members of the SWC, including the Vice-chairman, Isah Azeez Adesiji, Assistant Secretary, Rasheed Bakare and the Chairman of Local Government Chairmen , Rufus Awotidoye, announced the suspension of both the Chairman, and the Secretary.
They said, “We, therefore, want to state loud and clear that we do not have confidence in the party Chairman and Secretary of the party in the state again. Therefore, we hereby pass a vote of no confidence on Prince Gboyega Famodun, and Alhaji Abdul Rasak Salinsile, the Chairman and Secretary of the APC in the State of Osun respectively.
“We implore the state Deputy Chairman, Alhaji Azeez Isa Adesiji and the State Deputy Secretary, Alhaji Rasheed Bakare Idera to take over the mantle of leadership as the Acting Chairman and Acting Secretary respectively and lead the party to success in the forthcoming governorship election.
“Finally, we want to inform the head of various security agencies in the state, more especially the Commissioner of Police, Osun State that the lives of members of Integrity Group within APC, which cut across the organs of the party in the state across the 30 Local Government Council Areas, and the Area office are being threatened from certain quarters because of their stand against direct primary.