Members and group affiliated to the ruling-All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State have kicked against a purported letter written by the State Chairman of the party, Prince Gboyega Famoodun recommending the Option A4 to the APC national leadership to pick the party flag bearer in the September 22 governorship election in Osun.
A political group affiliated to the Osun State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Forum for the Development of Democracy (FDD) has however reacted to the purported letter contained in a statement issued and signed by the group’s State Coordinator, Mr Nurudeen Afolabi.
According to the political group leader, Prince Famoodun acted alone without consulting other members of the state leadership of the party.
Ibrahim stated that the content of the letter is a slap on the collective intelligence of all the party members who were never consulted before the state party boss wrote and sent the letter to the national headquarters of the party.
“The purported letter by Prince Famoodun is a slap on the collective intelligence of the party members.
“I just wonder how one individual would arrogate the power of many individuals to himself on such a highly sensitive issue like the picking of our party’s gubernatorial election,” Afolabi reasoned.
The political group, therefore, admonished the party leader at the national level not to accord any recognition to the letter, as it represents the selfish interest of few led Prince Famoodun.
In his own reaction to the purported letter, an APC leader from Ifedayo Local Government Council Area of the state, Mr Isiaka Lawal expressed his doubt on the purported letter, stating that the state party chairman could not do such as he has always held him high esteem as a prince of note.
“Prince Famoodun that I know will not have anything to do with such a letter in view of his belief in democracy and democratic structures.
“I still want to believe that the purported letter still remains in the realm of a rumour but if found to be true, the state party chairman ought to resign honourably,” Lawal opined.
While reacting to the issue, another party chieftain, Mrs Rebecca Aina from Osogbo, the state capital, confided in the medium that there must be more to the issue than meet the eyes.
In her own observation, the party chairman couldn’t have written the letter without the knowledge of some kitchen cabinet members of the Governor Rauf Aregbesola’s administration.
“How are you sure that the state government is not in the know of the purported letter?” she questioned.
Mrs Aina, however, cautioned that the party leadership in the state should not toy with the members’ resolve not to have anything to do with Option A4, as the method is open to manipulation by some powerful individuals.
The medium, therefore, watch with baited breathe as events unfold ahead of the fast-approaching July 7 gubernatorial election in Osun State.