The Osun All Progressives Congress (APC) Osun State Blue Movement has disclosed that only Rauf Aregbesola, a former governor of the state, may invite his followers to join the party’s campaign train for the next general elections.
The organization further disclosed that it is still waiting for a direction from Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, on whether to join the presidential campaign train in the State, since there has been no official invitation from the party’s leadership.
The Blue Movement’s Coordinator, Wale Alabi, stated during the weekly stakeholders’ meeting in Osogbo/Olorunda local governments that the group remained the core members of the APC in the State.
Alabi labeled the group’s members as Aregbesola core supporters because they supported the political party.
“Aregbesola is a core progressive. The internal wrangling within the progressive folds would soon become a thing of the past, notwithstanding, efforts by some individuals who have been frustrating the peace move by concerned leaders of the party.
“We are not willing to do anything other than whatever Aregbesola is doing and as you can see, he has not even given his support to any other candidate because he was not called and he was not involved in the scheme of things.
“That does not mean that he is willing to support other candidates.
“APC is Aregbesola’s party and Aregbesola is APC in Osun, as far as we are concerned.
“APC leadership in Osun have sidelined us and this is the reason we have not taken part in the campaigns.
“The only person who can, however, tell us or advise us to join the Presidential campaign in Osun is Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and we are waiting for him to make the call. Once he makes the call, we will join,” he said.