Osun APC expels Aregbesola’s faction ex-chairman, Adeleke aides, 81 others

Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress on Wednesday announced the expulsion of 84 members majority of whom, were drawn from the defunct Osun Progressives.

Prominent on the list of those expelled was Mr Rasaq Salinsile, the chairman of the faction supported by the ex-governor, Rauf Aregbesola, at the peak of the leadership crises that ravaged APC before the last governorship election in the state.

Also expelled were Mr. Biyi Odunlade and Temilade Olokungboye, who have both taken

up appointments from Osun State Governor, Ademola Adeleke as Commissioner for Political Affairs and Special Adviser, Children Affairs, respectively.

A glance through the list also revealed that many of the expelled members drawn across all local government areas in the state, were those who took up appointments as local government caretaker committee members under the Adeleke administration.

A statement announcing the suspension of the affected members, signed by the State APC chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, further read in parts, “Following complaints of anti-party activities, the State Executive Committee of the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress constituted a Disciplinary Committee to investigate the allegations against some members.

“This disciplinary measure came in response to the allegations of misconduct and actions that embarrassed and brought the party to disrepute.

“The Disciplinary Committee undertook a thorough and impartial review of the allegations and the findings were carefully deliberated upon by the State Executive Committee.

“After a comprehensive assessment of the evidence and consideration of the committee’s recommendations, the State Executive Committee has taken the difficult yet necessary step of expelling the following members:

1. Akibu Olaiya – Iwo LG

2. Yekeen Ajoke Nafisat – Iwo LG

3. Wakeel Mutaleeb Adekunle – Iwo East LCDA

4. Olufunke Akano – Iwo East LCDA

5. Olatunji Idowu Ajoke- Iwo West LCDA

6. Ajala Abayomi – Ayedire LG

7. Adegboyega Semiu Adeniyi – Ayedire LG

8. Sabitu Rofiat Omolayo – Ayedire South LCDA

9. Oladeji Ismail – Ayedire South LCDA

10. Tajudeen Akanbi – Olaoluwa LG

11. Oyediran Quasim – Olaoluwa LG

12. Ajetunmobi Moshood – Olaoluwa South LCDA

13. Akintoye Opeyemi – Irewole LG

14. Akerele Sunday – Irewole LG

15. Pastor Peter Olaawo – Irewole LCDA

16. Orisatola Surajudeen A. – Irewole LCDA

17. Shariat O. Olaniyi – Ayedaade LG

18. Akeem Olodude – Ayedaade LG

19. Raji Sikiru – Ayedaade South LCDA

20. Isaac Adeyemi Aderinoye – Ayedaade South LCDA

21. Oyedeji Tawab O. – Osogbo LG

22. Aderemi Tajudeen – Osogbo LG

23. Kamoru Afusat Bolanle – Osogbo South LCDA

24. Ibrahim Mumini Tunde – Osogbo South LCDA

25. Olayinka Musiliu Shina – Osogbo West LCDA

26. Adewumi Ademola Taofeeq – Osogbo West LCDA

27. Ajala Oladiran – Olorunda LG

28. Abiola Omotosho – Olorunda LG

29. Ganiyu Aliu O. – Olorunda North LCDA

30. Lawal Olalekan – Olorunda North LCDA

31. Ganiyu Adebayo A. – Olorunda Area Council

32. Afolabi Olaniyi Olatunde – Olorunda Area Council

33. Serifat Olayiwola – Ifelodun LG

34. Olawale Morufu Adebukola – Ifelodun LG

35. Ajibade Olatunji Ganiyu – Ifelodun North LCDA

36. Oladunjoye Rasheed Taye – Ifelodun North LCDA

37. Wale Agboola – Ifelodun Area Council

38. Sulaiman Akeem – Ifelodun Area Council

39. Odetayo Olubunmi – Odo Otin LG

40. Agboola Dayo Remilekun – Odo Otin LG

41. David Ajiboso – Odo Otin North LCDA

42. Ajala Richard Folashade – Odo Otin North LCDA

43. Ogunkanmi Adekunle – Odo Otin South LCDA

44. Adepoju Kabiru – Odo Otin South LCDA

45. Fadunmola Fatai A. – Boluwaduro LG

46. Aina Olusola – Boluwaduro LG

47. Oyekanmi Hajarat Adenike – Boluwaduro East LCDA

48. Adewumi O. Olufemi – Boluwaduro East LCDA

49. Teniola Alaba – Ilesa East LG

50. Muraina Fatai Olusegun – Ilesa East LG

51. Alaka Bode Olakunle – Ilesa North East LCDA

52. Ojediran Folasade Kehinde – Ilesa North East LCDA

53. Raji Azeez – Ilesa West LG

54. Afolayan Kafayat – Ilesa West LG

55. Kabir Ademola Hameed – Ilesa West Central LCDA

56. Kazeem Kafayat – Ilesa West Central LCDA

57. Agunlejika Adejuyigbe – Atakumosa West LG

58. Ogundele Sesan Opeyemi – Atakumosa West LG

59. Omidiji Olaolu – Atakumosa West LCDA

60. Adejare Israel – Atakumosa West LCDA

61. Oni Abiodun – Ife Central LG

62. Ismail Busayo Alabelewe – Ife Central LG

63. Chief Titus Awofesobi – Ife Central West LCDA

64. Alhaji Akeem Oyeleye – Ife Central West LCDA

65. Alhaji Omisakin Bisi – Ife East LG

66. Ogunrinola Sayo – Ife East LG

67. Oyewole Rafiu – Ife Ooye LCDA

68. Adefioye Adegboyega – Ife Ooye LCDA

69. Sangolade Olawale – Ife East Area Office

70. Adekunle Toyin Asabi – Ife East Area Office

71. Adeyeye Yinusa O. – Oriade LG

72. Mathew Olamuyiwa Samuel – Oriade LG

73. Samson Fakinyede Oladipo – Oriade South LCDA

74. Oyediran Mikail – Oriade South LCDA

75. Lamidi Oyeyemi – Obokun LG

76. Dare Adarayaki- Obokun LG

77. Oluseyi Oyinloye – Obokun LCDA

78. Ogundele Ogunsanmi – Obokun LCDA

79. Ismail Elewedi – Ejigbo Central LCDA

80. Yekeen Adewale – Oyebisi Ejigbo South LCDA

81. Muraina Atanda Adeleke – Ejigbo South LCDA

82. Alhaja Temilade Olokungboye Halid – Osogbo West LCDA

83. Comrade Biyi Odunlade – Ife Central LGA

84. Hon. Rasak Salinsile – Iwo LGA

“As we move forward, we enjoin our members to remain focused on our goals and continue working together to serve the interests of our constituents and our State. Our commitment to transparency, inclusivity, and adherence to our party’s core values remains unwavering.”


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Tinubu, Buhari instrumental to my successes in politics — Aregbesola

The immediate past Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Sunday, attributed his achievements and success in politics to the roles President Bola Tinubu and immediate past President, General Muhammadu Buhari (retd) played in his life.

Aregbesola, who made this known in Oyo town, Oyo State, at a civic reception organised in his honour by the concerned Muslim scholars and clerics in the South-West of Nigeria, said the support of the two leaders had paved the way for him to attain the feat.

He said, “I am thankful to those who make the achievements that facilitated this grand reception possible. I start with those who mentored me in Lagos, who facilitated my emergence in Osun, and who made it possible for me to do the little things that the Oyo people are celebrating me with. Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and former President, Buhari.

“If any appreciation and gratitude could be given to me, I want to believe greater gratitude and appreciation should be given to those two people I have mentioned because, without their support, it would be pretty difficult for me single-handedly to achieve the heights I have attained and render the services for which the people are commending and appreciating me.” He stated.

In his address, the Chairman, Oyo State Muslim Community, Kunle Sanni said, “Aregbesola’s major interventions in this state include the passport front office and the fire service facilities among other varying developmental projects to the state. He has continued to shine his light on the world. I am happy and the entire Muslim community is happy to associate with him.”

In their lectures, Professor Sarafadeen Kareem from the Federal University of Agriculture, Ogun State and Associate Professor, Abass Alade of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, admonished him not to relent in doing his best for humanity.

The duo who spoke on the topics, “The Stewardship of a True Servant” and “To Whom Much is Given, Much is Expected,” further urged him to remain grateful to Allah for his benevolence, one that has kept him in the public sphere for over two decades, with resounding successes.

The Amir, Jamatul Tawunn Muslimeen and the Grand Mufti of Yorubaland, Edo and Delta, Daud Molaasan stated that the programme was to celebrate Aregbesola, who has continued to identify with Islam and Muslims in his sojourn in Politics.

The Basorun of Oyo kingdom, High Chief Yusuf Olayinka, who spoke on behalf of the Oyomesi-in-Council, expressed gratitude on behalf of the town to the former minister for the huge development he brought to them.

Convener of the programme, the Khadeemul Muslimeen of Oyo Kingdom, Daud Tijani popularly known as Igi-Ogun described him as an upright man in religion and politics.

Dignitaries at the occasion included the acting Chief Imam of Oyo, Sheikh Abdullateef Abdulazeez; the former Secretary to State Government, Osun State, Moshood Adeoti; Federal Commissioner representing Osun in National Population Commission; Senator Mudashiru Husain, former All Progressives Congress Chairman in Osun, Lowo Adebiyi; clerics; members of the Oyomesi; political stakeholders and other eminent Nigerians.


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