By Nofisat Marindoti
The All Progressives Congress, APC, in the State of Osun, has assured its members that the deputy Governor of the next APC government would be picked from Osun West Senatorial district.
According to a statement from the party’s Directorate of Publicity, Research and Strategy, and signed by its director, Kunle Oyatomi, “the decision to pick a candidate for that position from Osun West has not changed and will not change.”
The party explained that the name originally forwarded to the Independent National Electoral Commission for the deputy, was provisional one to complete the governorship flagbearer’s name submission which was mandatory.
“As at the time that submission was made, a final decision on who will be the deputy from Osun West had not been taken.
“By provision of the law, we still have a three-week window to replace whatever name had been originally submitted with our flagbearer’s.
“That gives the party a breathing space to arrive at a consensus on who should represent Osun West as the deputy governor”, the party explained.
The APC assured that there is no cause to panic, urgingparty members to disregard the rumours making the rounds that the West has been betrayed.
“Be rest assured that the deputy governorship candidate that will be on the APC ticket for the September election will irrevocably be from Osun West”.