The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has come up with an arrangement to conduct the state congresses so as to have new state leadership of the party. The national caretaker committee came up with the arrangements and fixed 2nd October for the exercise. Meanwhile, some politicians may oppose one another during the exercises scheduled for October.
The exercise would afford a number of politicians opportunity to prepare for the 2023 general elections. Any politician who has been nursing any ambition would have to rise to the occasion and do the needful during the state congresses in their respective states. And on this note would four politicians slug it out and face one another.
It would be a battle of the Titans in Osun State. There have been clashes between two factions which are loyal to Mr. Gboyega Oyetola and Mr. Rauf Aregbesola. Each of the two men wants to have almost total control of the APC affairs in the state and the state congress would be the last battle for the soul of the party.
Mr. Gboyega Oyetola would be seeking another term in office in 2022. And he knows that his future depends on the outcome of the congress. In order to secure the ticket of the APC for the 2022 gubernatorial election, he needs to have his own loyalists at the helm of affairs of the party. Hence he would slug it out with the interior minister.
Meanwhile, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola would also do everything in his capacity to retain some political relevance ahead of the 2022 polls. There have been cases of rift between Aregbesola and Oyetola and several efforts made to settle the scuttle have proved abortive.
Recall that there was a clash at the APC state secretariat in Osogbo over the recently conducted congresses for wards and local government areas. The clash was between loyalists of Aregbesola and Oyetola. The same thing may play out in the October state congress.
Secondly, Mr. Lai Mohammed, the head of the ministry of information and culture, would be waiting patiently for the exercise. It would be an avenue for him to prepare adequately for a bigger challenge against Mr. Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, the state governor. Lai Mohammed has been grumbling about some things in the Kwara State chapter of the APC.
Recall that Mr. Mohammed made some outburst whereby he claimed to have sponsored or financed the 2019 elections in Kwara State. Whereas some loyalists of the governor including senators and lawmakers denied the claim made by Mr. Lai Mohammed. There would definitely be a battle in the Kwara State APC Congress.
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