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Ogun APC Shuns Osoba Faction’s Peace Terms

Ogun APC Shuns Osoba Faction’s Peace Terms


The Ogun State Publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Mr. Sola Lawal, has described the call by a former deputy governor of the state, Senator Adegbenga Kaka, for the dismantling of the ‘rigged-in’ executive from wards to the national level, as one of the conditions for peace, as “an idle talk.”

He said this in an electronic interview with our correspondent on Tuesday.

Kaka had in an interview on Tuesday in a national daily gave some conditions for peaceful resolutions of the rift between the two factions of the APC in the state.

Kaka, who belongs to the former Governor Segun Osoba faction of the Ogun APC, said peace would return to the state APC if the state Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, did the needful rather than sending emissaries to beg the former governor.

The conditions for peace, according to him, include the re-organisation of the party structure, enthronement of an all-inclusive government that would ensure that each of the 20 local councils of the state has a commissioner instead of the current scenario where some councils have three and four commissioners while some have none.

But puncturing the holes in the demand for each local government to have a commissioner in the cabinet, Lawal pointed out that competence and suitability were crucial to such an appointment, rather than reducing such serious issue to loyalty and genealogical ties.

He said, “As regards the cabinet composition, Kaka must know that qualification for cabinet post is not a matter of clan patronage but competence and suitability. It is myopic to expect the governor to reduce appointment to loyalty and genealogical ties.”

Lawal, however, agreed with Kaka, that there should be no automatic ticket for anyone including the governor.

He said, “As for ticket, I agree and that is the position of the party too that there is no automatic ticket for anyone including Amosun and Kaka himself.

“Every position will be thoroughly fought for. So the party welcomes anyone who intends to contest the position with Amosun.”








Source: Punch

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