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Osun APC members protest, demand chairman’s sacking

Osun APC members protest, demand chairman’s sacking
Hundreds of members of the All Progressives Congress in Osun State stormed the streets of Osogbo on Tuesday to demand the removal of the party’s state chairman, Gboyega Famoodun, following the party’s defeat in the state governorship election on July 16.

3rd August 2022 3rd August 2022 Hundreds of members of the All Progressives Congress in Osun State stormed the streets of Osogbo on Tuesday to demand the removal of the party’s state chairman, Gboyega Famoodun, following the party’s defeat in the state governorship election on July 16.He said, “The issues, to summarise them, boil down to glaring mismanagement of the party by Governor Gboyega Oyetola and the party chairman, Gboyega Famoodun.Armed with placards and banners with different inscriptions such as “Restructure APC now,” “APC lost Osun because of Famoodun and Oyetola,” “Osun APC needs restructuring,” among others, the protesters were denied entry into the party secretariat by armed police operatives.“Under the leadership of both Governor Oyetola and Famoodun, the APC degenerated and assumed the dangerous trend of having factions, which later caused catastrophe and grief.

Famoodun said, “When I heard that the supporters of the immediate past governor of our state, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, were protesting, I thought my memory was playing me wrong as they cannot insulate themselves from whatever might be the current plight of the APC in Osun State.Speaking to newsmen at the entrance of the APC state secretariat in Ogo-Oluwa, Abosede insisted that mismanagement of the party affairs by Famoodun, who he accused that sidelining Aregbesola and other critical stakeholders in the party, caused the defeat suffered by the party at the governorship poll.

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