By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu on Saturday said that reactionary elements masquerading as progressives are the causes of the prolonged factional crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state..
The Minister stated this while speaking at the Oyo NUJ Correspondent’s Chapel Guest of the month programme held at the Chapel’s Secretariat, Mokola, Ibadan.
Barrister Shittu disclosed that in actual fact, All Progressives Congress ( APC ) belongs to the progressives and not to the reactionaries as presently been witnessed in the
“APC belongs to the progressives in the real sense of it, but unfortunately, we are having some reactionary elements in the party presently. I would have loved we have only the progressives in the party” he said.
The Minister stressed that the reactionaries in Oyo APC are doing everything possible to scheme others including the real progressives from the main stream of affairs in the party as presently been witnessed in the on going congresses.
According to the Minister, as the most experienced politician in Oyo state, he has always being in the midst of the progressives in the Nigeria politics having started his political carrear in the days of the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) when he was elected into the the old Oyo House of Assembly as a member representing Saki.
Speaking on the alleged antics of the said reactionaries in the Oyo APC to scheme out the true progressives in the party, Barrister Shittu said as the only serving Minister from Oyo state, there was never a time he was invited into any APC meeting in the state since he was appointed as a Minister.