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Osun APC: Aregbesola No Longer Our Member



God's On Our Side, Aregbesola Tells Supporters

– Awaits Decision Of National On His Status

-Tells Members To Ignore Alleged Membership Registration

The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), on Tuesday reiterated that the former Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, is currently not a member of the party.

The party said on three different occasions it had reported to the national Secretariat that the former minister is giving the party distractions, saying they are waiting for the decision of the party on his status.

APC therefore, warned its members in Osun to ignore the alleged membership registration going on in the state because it is unknown to the party.

Former governor, Rauf Aregbesola, had directed membership registration of its caucus, The Omoluabi Progressives (TOP), and this has created confusion within the party.

However, in a communique issued after the party’s stakeholders’ meeting in Osogbo, on Tuesday, the APC chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, urged members of the party to ignore the purported membership registration because it is unknown to the party.

The communique reads: “The meeting also clarified that the party has not started any membership registration in the state and any form of registration on behalf of the party is unknown to any organ of the party therefore, the party members should ignore such registration in whatever form.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the inauguration of the train the trainers and workshop for the electronic membership registration will be held tomorrow in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, as announced by the National Chairman of our party, Dr Abdulhai Ganduje, therefore, any ongoing or previous registration in recent time is unknown to any party organs

“This clarification is very important as a result of speculations and intentions of some marauders to mislead unsuspecting members of the party.

“It was resolved that any of the disenchanted member(s) of the party who is genuinely repentant should be encouraged for full integration into our party at the unit and ward levels,” Lawal said.

Responding to questions, the party’s secretary, Kamoru Alao, disclosed that Aregbesola had been reported to the national secretariat for causing a distraction to the party.

“Rauf Aregbesola as far as we are concerned in Osun APC, we have been saying it severally that he is no more a member of APC in Osun State.

“We have taken steps three times to notify the national secretariat that Aregbesola is giving us distractions in APC affairs in the state and then the party at the national should do the needful in dealing with him.

“He is a national figure, we know. But if we can not handle his case in this state, we have to refer his matter to the national secretariat and I know soonest that they are going to act on it,” Alao said.