The All Progressives Congress in the state of Osun has congratulated members of the party and the aspirants who participated in the direct Primary election that produced Alhaji Adegboyega Oyetola as the flagbearer of the party in the governorship election scheduled for September 22, 2018.
According to the party, ‘the peaceful and orderly participation of APC members made the event so credible and rancour-free that the party is delighted and proud of everyone who contributed to this remarkable outcome’.
The party was ‘especially impressed and proud of the attitude of the aspirants that exhibited an uncommon spirit of sportsmanship, which was not anticipated by observers and even some supporters of the party’.
In a statement by its Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy, Barr Kunle Oyatomi, the APC also congratulated the winner and every other aspirant, ‘for the zest and positive approach they brought into their campaign’, noting that those who had thought the APC would implode because of the robustness of the campaign ‘were at the worst pleasantly surprised’ that the party members finished the event in one peace.
The APC attributed this ‘ground success’ to the decision of the party’s National Working Committee to adopt direct primary which operated the.distinctive ‘option A4’, that requires voters to line up behind their choice of candidates and be counted.
Oyatomi said “It was a fool-proof method beyond controversy that hopefully will become universal with the political parties in the country.”
“‘Now that we have the primary behind us, we urge our members to be actively involve in the intensive war for governorship election so that victory will be ours.”
“Finally, the APC urged all the contestants who participated in the exercise and those who didn’t, to rally behind the popular choice of our party members, as one united force so that victory will be assured for the APC in September.”