The Youth Wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osun chapter, has claimed that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, and his supporters are working towards making the party lose the presidential election and other future election in the state.
Speaking to newsmen at the party’s secretariat in Osogbo, the state APC Youth Leader, Goke Akinwemimo, alleged that Aregbesola sponsored the Tuesday protest to blackmail the leadership of APC in Osun and was also working towards the defeat of the party’s presidential flag bearer, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at the 2023 polls.
Akinwemimo insisted that the minister sponsored splinter groups to reduce the winning chances of APC in the just concluded Osun governorship election.
He went on to state that Aregbesola openly declared support for the opposition.
He said, “Aregbesola, under the auspices of The Osun Progressives (TOP) embarked on what can be best described as public charade and disgrace in Osogbo, capital Osun State to blackmail the state leadership of our party, All Progressive Congress.
“We are saying these to alert the national leadership of our dear party that Aregbesola and his allies are no more with APC. Apart from the fact that their previous actions have shown that they are working for opposition, they are equally determined to ensure that we lose other future elections including the presidential election. They are out to spell doom for our party. But we are prepared to resist them and they will not succeed.
“For instance, the charade called protest yesterday was with the support of opposition PDP to prepare ground for their unholy alliance ahead of the future election by taking over Osun APC in Osun completely and conveniently hand it over to PDP to ensure the defeat of our presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu as earlier boasted by Aregbesola and his allies.”