Osun APC holds prayers, flags off campaign for council polls
The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), yesterday, organised prayers against those who might be pulling it down and working against its political success.
The state’s party Chairman, Gboyega Famodun, who led the crowd of members, had stormed the party’s secretariat in Osogbo to flag off campaign for Saturday, October 15, 2022 local council elections in the state.
Before the flag-off ceremony commenced, the party members prayed extensively against those considered as traitors and saboteurs within the party and asked God to restore total peace in the party.
He said: “As we have pray to God, our prayers shall be answered.”
Famodun expressed optimism that the case against the victory of Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) currently before the Election Petition Tribunal would favour Governor Gboyega Oyetola and the APC.
He said the party had lost three times before it eventually won at the Supreme Court in 2010.
He, therefore, urged members of the APC not to lose hope, saying that the PDP only won in areas that allegedly had over-voting.
“If anyone thinks we lost the July 16 election, we did not lose the election. How did we lose when the opposition was discovered to have won in polling units that had over-voting.
“We believe in ourselves that we are usually orderly and peaceful, we don’t cause violence. The processes of election have been followed up to this present level. In all our experiences and knowledge, we get more wisdom. I believe that by God’s grace, we are still the one in power.
“Before we got our mandate in 2010, we lost the case three times. By God’s grace, this time too, the Lord will help us,” he stated.
The party chairman, who urged members to visit nooks and crannies of their councils and canvass for support and votes for the council polls, implored those aggrieved over the outcome of the local council primary elections to be calm and give peace a chance.
“I am urging those that contested as councillors and chairmen but did not emerge, you are still our brothers and sisters. I want you (party members) to beg them (aggrieved members) and encourage them that this party will not be divided.
“What we are here for today is to remind you to campaign at your various wards and local councils for votes. Go to your various communities and canvass for votes. The last election has gone. There’s an adage that says no one knows tomorrow. Between July 16 and now, a lot of things have happened.
“This local council election that would take place this Saturday is a tonic to the party, which will revive the party.
“If people tell you that APC was defeated in the last governorship election, tell them that you were not defeated and that the work of the Lord is still in progress,” he said.