*says they must learn from our past costly mistakes
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial District and Chairman Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Teslim Folarin has advised that the forthcoming All Progressives Congress (APC) congresses in Oyo State must not be allowed to divide the party in the state.
Senator Folarin gave the advice while speaking at a meeting with APC leaders and Stakeholders in the Oke Ogun area of Oyo state held at Saki Parapo Hall, Saki and Okeho respectively.
According to Senator Folarin, to avoid such division among the APC members and leaders as well as the stakeholders in the party, the congresses should not be seen as a do-or-die exercise among the party
He pointed out that his visit to Oke-Ogun area of Oyo state was not to campaign but to preach peace, unity and harmony in APC ahead of the forthcoming party congresses, saying, ” as a stakeholder in APC, I’m here in Oke-Ogun to meet with our leaders, elders and fellow members to charge us to remain united. It is painful that APC had a temporary setback in 2019 elections due to our avoidable crises”.
” The forthcoming APC congresses in Oyo State must not be a do-or-die exercise and must not divide us again.. We must learn from our past costly mistakes. There should not be winner-take-all at the ward, local and state congresses because all legacy parties have equal stake”, he said
Senator Folarin added, ” discrimination and winner-take-all tendency will definitely retrogress both the party and the ambitious individuals instead of progressing us. We’re progressives, therefore let’s progress in peace, unity and harmony in order to takeover from the misrule of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Oyo State.”
The Oke Ogun tour took Senator Folarin and his entourage to Saki West, Saki East and Atisbo local government areas of Oyo state .
Prominent APC leaders that were with Senator Folarin during the Oke Ogun trip included Chief Adegboyega Adegoke, Chief Lowo Obisesan , Alhaji Mufutau Adisa Gbayawu, Alhaji M.K.O Olaoye, Alhaji Kamorudeen Ajisafe, Alhaji Razak Lawal Akilapa, Alhaji Audu Marafa and others .