By Sodiq Lawal
As the Osun governorship election is months away, massive underground maneuvers by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ife central branch, has begun to galvanise support for the Party.
While other political parties, particularly the main opposition platform, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), are still trying to get their acts together on how to navigate Osun political terrain to emerge, the ruling APC seems to have gone beyond the planning stage.
The APC Ife central, according to feelers within the party, has begun house to house campaign, while efforts to make the plan successful were already going on among the party leadership.
A silent intra-party movement has already begun and a political stakeholder who handled the campaign efforts in the last election has been contacted to repeat the feat while a top team of political strategists saddled with identifying obstacles and charting courses around them, has been put in place.
Although the party is yet to officially announced who to project, but findings revealed that the party will project candidate from Osogbo or Iwo as governor.
By Sodiq Lawal
The All Progressive Congress(APC) Ife Central branch, has challenged voters and youths who will be involved in the January 27 local government election to conduct the election in line with the principle put together by the Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC).
In an exclusive interview with the party secretary on Friday, Hon. Olufemi Francis called on all security agents including the police, soldiers, members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps to maintain guiding the conduct of elections.
He said all residents including youths should shun ballot box snatching, dumping of ballot boxes with ready filled ballot papers and intimidating people opposed to their candidates at the election.
“Police, soldiers and members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps should not allow themselves to be used by politicians. They should not be swayed by money to flout election guidelines which they know.
“They should not allow money turn their minds away. We will not fail to take them to court if they are caught working against OSIEC guidelines.
Police and other security personnel are meant to protect and not act as obstacles to the good conduct of elections.
“We advise the people to elect people who will represent them and bring democracy to them, ” he said.
He however urged everyone to vote for APC candidates, describing the party as the savior of the masses.
By Sodiq Lawal
As Osun State Independent Electoral Commission(OSIEC) prepares for the upcoming Local Government elections, the All Progressive Congress, APC, Ife Central branch, has indicated its willingness to work with all stakeholders within the party towards a successful outing on January 27.
In a release signed by the Secretary of the party, Hon Adekilekun Lateef, the party urged all members and aspirants on the platform of APC in Ife Central to work together in-spite of their little differences.
According to the release, “the success of our Party in the coming Local Government election should be our common goal. It is obvious that Ife sons and daughters trust in our ability to deliver quality
development at the grassroots and we can’t afford to fail the people.”
“Our appeal is that we do not allow the same mistake repeat itself with the forthcoming LG elections. The APC has all it takes to win elections in Ile Ife if only we will put the interest of the party and
the need to alleviate the suffering the masses first”.
However, Osun State Independent Electoral Commission (OSIEC) had insisted that the January 27 date fixed for the local government elections in the state would hold despite current litigations.