Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola has tasked the new leadership of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the state not to allow the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ten per cent votes at next year's presidential poll. By doing so, Aregbesola said "there will be no party called PDP in Osun", again. He spoke at the Mandela Freedom Square, Oshogbo, the capital of Osun State, where he presented the new executives to party members.
“Come 2015 there will no longer be PDP in Osun, presently in APC in the state, we have all the governors that ever ruled in Osun, everything is working well for APC, with all this big shots in the party there was no discordant tune in the way the party executive emerged in the state,” he said.
The new exco comprise Gbenga Famodun, (chairman); Isah Azeez, (vice-chairman); Rasak Salinsile, (Secretary); Segun Olanibi, (Treasurer); Kudirat Fakokunde, (women leader) and Abubakar Muftau, (Financial Secretary). Others are David Morakinyo, ( Publicity Secretary); Adekunle Ogunsola, (Legal Officer); Oluwole Akinloye, (Welfare Secretary); Saliu Akanni, (Osun West Zonal chairman); Olasosu Ogunremi, (Osun East) and Adelakin Adeoye, (Osun central), among other officers. The newly constituted state APC leadership took over from the Elder Adelowo-led Interim Exco, which led the party to victory in the immediate past elections.
Adelowo described the party's success as "unimaginable victory over the tyranny and terror that the PDP unleashed on the citizens of Osun before, during and after the governorship election." Famodun promised to operate an open door policy and take future elections seriously.