Former Ogun State Governor Osoba Returns To APC


Former Ogun State governor and leader of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Olusegun Osoba, has returned to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Osun State governor, Rauf Aregbesola who announced his return on Sunday while briefing journalists after a closed door meeting of leaders of the APC at the residence of Mr. Osoba in Ikoyi, Lagos said Osoba who switched to another party at a time, was a foundation member of the APC and was in the APC throughout his election. Mr. Aregbesola announced joyfully;

“Yes, he was for a time with the SDP, but with what we have just done today, Akinrogun Osoba, the Aremo himself is back with the progressive leadership of the Yoruba race.”

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He also said that the leadership of progressive politics in the Western part of Nigeria on the platform of the APC had resolved all their differences.

“We are happy to tell the world that the leadership of progressive politics in the Western part of Nigeria is united. We are ready to jointly prosecute the agenda for growth, purposeful leadership, development, good governance in the Western part of Nigeria.

 “The progressive leadership of the Yoruba race is now fully united and are ready and charged to lead our efforts to reposition our land and integrate with others nationwide to put Nigeria in its proper footing.”

Aregbesola expressed optimism that good governance and purposeful leadership can trigger the desired change, which according to him will not only profit Nigeria, but also the African continent and the black race.

Other prominent leaders of the APC who were at the meeting included the party’s National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; a former Interim National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande; APC National Vice-Chairman (South-West), Chief Pius Akinyelu; Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Oluranti Adebule; a former Ekiti State Governor, Chief Niyi Adebayo; a former Governor of Ogun State, Segun Adesegun; and Senator Gbenga Obadara.