By Sunday Oguntuyi, Osogbo
The socio-political group in Osun APC Opomulero Osun has appealed to all well-meaning party members to support the current efforts at strengthening the party in Osun State.
Likening it to what was witnessed in 2004 when the rebuilding of the progressive party Alliance for Democracy AD commenced after the catastrophic 2003 election, the group commended Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for the all inclusive approach in giving new life to party administration in the state.
In a statement released by the PRO of the group Oluomo Sunday Akere, the group lauded the effort of the Governor to see that power genuinely rest in the party contrary to the past where two or three individuals acts as alpha and Omega in determining the fate of all party members in the state.
Citing examples like nomination of members into the state cabinet, composition of the Rent Tribunals, composition of the Local Education Boards and recently the Local government Caretaker Committee, the group commended the Governor for showing that power genuinely belongs to the people by relying on names suggested from the wards in drawing up the teams.
The group while reacting to a comment credited to a former top member of the last administration in the state on running of the affairs of government, appealed to all members of our party not to pass any comment on the issues raised while appealing to those crying more than the bereaved to leave us alone and allow us to run the affairs of our state the best way it suits us.
Speaking on the preparation for the scheduled congresses of the Party, the group commended the open participation approach being adopted from the Ward to the state level. Meetings of the Elders were called, federal constituency leaders entrusted with coordinating preparation at local and ward levels while all members were given a level playing ground in the nomination of candidates for the various party positions.
Appealing to party members not showing sufficient commitments yet, Opomulero advised on the need for all to bury the hatchet because the strangers are hanging by the side and must not be allowed to inherit our property.
The group however appealled to the security operaives to be proactive in monitoring the Congress across the 332 wards in the state and stem in the bud the alleged plans of some people to disturb the prevailing peaceful atmosphere in the state through importation of thugs and miscreants from neighboring states.