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APC members loyal to Aregbesola allege disenfranchisement in Osun guber primary

APC members loyal to Aregbesola allege disenfranchisement in Osun guber primary
February 19
14:41 2022

Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun state have alleged that their names were removed from the party’s register during the governorship primary of the party.

The aggrieved APC members are supporters of Moshood Adeoti, one of the leading aspirants in the race.

Osun APC is divided into two major factions — a development that has created disharmony in the party.

A faction of the party known as the Ileri Oluwa group is loyal to Gboyega Oyetola, the incumbent governor of Osun who is also contesting for a second term ticket.

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The other faction — The Osun Progressives — is loyal to Rauf Aregbesola, minister of interior and a former governor of the state who is supporting Adeoti, a former secretary to the state government.

The party members claimed that despite having their membership cards, their names were not found in the registers at the various wards.

Adesola Adegbite, a party member, said: “This morning, our people gathered here at CMS ground in Oyan town. We were very excited and waiting to cast our votes. After some minutes, we observed that they (referring to voting officials) brought out some papers, and they pasted them on the walls.

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“We were told that the papers contain names of APC registered members. When we went to check the list, we did not see our names. Our names have been removed, despite that, we are with our membership cards. This is why we are protesting that the primary should be free and fair.”

Another APC member who identified herself as Afolabi Adenike alleged that party members loyal to The Osun Progressives (TOP) faction did not find their names on the membership list.

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