OSUN State Chairman of Action Congress (AC), Alhaji Moshood Adeoti has enjoined members and supporters of the party in the state to remain resolute and steadfast in their political operation, saying that there is light at the end of the tunnel as a God-ordained government will soon take charge of the affairs of the state.
Adeoti who said this while launching a subsidiary arm of the AC, Action Mandate Group (AMG) in Ilesa-East Local Government Council Area of the state in Ilesa, Osun State, on Wednesday noted that the ceaseless suffering brought on the people of the state by the forceful occupation of the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) government about six years ago will go into the thrash can of history.
The AC chairman who was represented by the party’s chairmanship candidate in Iwo Local Government Council Area of the state, Honourable Alao Kamaru warned the members and supporters of the party to be vigilant and refuse to give bickerings, rumours and backbiting a chance to enable the new group to live up to expectation.
“The Action Mandate Group (AMG) should play a complimentary role to the AC just like all other numerous groups within the party. Formation of such a group is allowed, the only thing is that it should enhance and work in tandem with the AC to achieve and attract success to the party.
“I salute the courage of those who are behind the formation of the group and we shall always be available to give pieces of advice whenever such is sought. I charge all the members of the group to work tirelessly in order to increase the fortune of the AC because in the overall interest of the masses”, he said.
In his own address, Honourable Timothy Owoeye, member, Osun State House of Assembly, said he was convinced that the AC governorship candidate in the state, Engr. Rauf Aregbesola would receive God’s favour at the Court of Appeal, Ibadan, Oyo State, adding that the governorship hopeful had done everything humanly possible to retrieve his stolen mandate.
Owoeye enjoined the people not to waiver in their expectation of the appeal court case as God is not kn own to be partial as He will stand by the righteous at all times.
His words: “It is the vote robbers that have murdered sleep, and they will sleep no more because they have sinned against humanity. Since the closure of Aregbesola-Oyinlola’s case, quite a large number of the PDP members in the state have ended up in various hospitals for fear of any eventuality. Truth will surely prevail.”
An AC chieftain who is the Chairman of Ultimate Group, Otunba J. M. K. Ogunkeyede advised the members and supporters of the AC to continue to pray for success of Aregbesola at the Court of Appeal, Ibadan, Oyo State, as too much prayers are better than none.
He congratulated members of Action Mandate Group on the launching of the group, tasking them to do everything humanly possible to ensure that Aregbesola retrieves his stolen mandate.
Ogunkeyede explained that Aregbesola knows how to improve the economic base of the state. “He knows what to do, how and when to do it. And with the advent of Aregbesola, Osun will become a paradise”.
Another AC chieftain, Professor O. O. Oladipo from Iwo Local Government Council disclosed to the group that a new dawn was about to be introduced into Osun State, adding that it should now dawn on the people of the state that Aregbesola’s struggle is God’s own project”.
He enjoined politicians of AC extraction to always strive to put smiles on the faces of the less-privileged members of the society. The president of the group, Mr Femi Olayinka disclosed that the AMG has as parts of its duties enlightenment, sensitization and recruitment of new members of AC into the fold of the party.
Action Congress Women Leader in the state, Mrs. Temilade Olasegun enjoined women to cultivate an act of modesty as a virtue, saying that “Aregbesola has promised to secure a rightful place for the women. Honourable Tola Toogun briefed the occasion the state of happenings in the political arena in the state with special reference to the Court of Appeal.
Six members of All Nigeria Peoples Partyin Ilesa East Local Government led their members to decamp into the AC on the occasion.
Some of the dignitaries on the occasion are Honourable Najim Salam, member, House of Assembly representing Ejigbo State Constituency; Honourable Laide Ajibola representing Olorunda;Honourable Kamil Oyedele representing Irepodun/Orolu, Honurable Famurewa, Honourable Ibrahim Olarewaju Balogun; Chief Olasupo Obisesan; Honourable Korede; Deaconess Julianah Ashaolu of Christ Reformation Church, Ilesa.
By SOLA JACOBS