Monday, 16 May 2016
Avoid what’ll put you in opposition, Oyinlola tells APC members
THE Chairman of the fact-finding and reconciliation committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Edo State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, has advised stakeholders in the state to avoid anything that would put them in the opposition political party.
Prince Oyinlola, former governor of Osun State who gave the advice while addressing Edo APC governorship aspirants and other stakeholders of the party in Benin at the weekend, told them that being in the opposition was not a pleasant thing.
He assured the aspirants that the party would provide a level playing ground and urged the party’s leadership to resolve their differences.
He explained that the APC won last year’s election because of a transparent party primaries that saw the emergence of Muhammadu Buhari as the party’s flag bearer.
“My belief until I came was that nobody has done anything that will surpass the achievement of Dr. Ogbemudia. We have a performing governor who has done so much credit to our party, why then do we not want to continue with this trend of achievement by going into the election united and deliver Edo State.
“It is the only state that is under our control in the South South zone. It is an open secret that governors in the South South have gone to do meeting on how to take Edo. God will not allow that to happen. We have interacted with the aspirants. They came out with what they believed is needed to be done for us to move successfully. All of them are talking about a level playing ground.
“We must allow a level playing ground. That is what is going to happen. God forbid; we should not lose election in Edo State. It is not a pleasant thing to be in opposition.
That is why I want to plead with our leadership that we must be able to resolve our differences” , Prince Oyinlola said.