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How APC Crisis May Help PDP In Osun State

The Punch Newspaper reported that the APC congress in Osun State was marred with violence to the extent that two persons were injured. But as the All Progressives Congress is facing internal problems, the People's Democratic Party (PDP) may benefit and cash in on the APC problems to get ready for the 2022 gubernatorial election.

The Osun Progresives (TOP) being led by Mr. Rauf Aregbesola conducted a separate Congress in Osogbo, the state capital. There have been wranglings in the party for more than one year now. And the local and ward congresses also resulted into clashes at the party secretariat.

Mr. Gboyega Oyetola would want to seek another term in office. His first term ends in November, 2022. But his reelection may be tough and the PDP may return to power. It took him so much energy and resources to emerge as the state governor in 2018. Mr. Ademola Adeleke gave him a serious run for his money.

Now that the APC is apparently divided, the party can't go to poll united and that's where the problem lies. Even when the APC was solidly united and all hands were on deck, the PDP put up a great show and the party almost claimed victory untill the INEC said that the election was inconclusive.

The crisis between Mr Gboyega Oyetola and Rauf Aregbesola has further manifested itself, and it is certain that the interior minister would work to protect his own interests. And if he does that, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola would be affected. Note that Chief Bisi Akande has done his best to stop the crisis between Aregbesola and Oyetola.

The PDP needs to see the crisis in the APC as a great opportunity to return to power. Mr. Olagunsoye Oyinlola was the last PDP governor in the state. And he should be the one to start the work to launch the PDP back into power. He needs to wake up to his responsibility and lead the party well.

Mr. Olagunsoye Oyinlola should invite the two leading aspirants for the job. Mr. Ademola Adeleke has been touring the state in his preparation for the 2022 gubernatorial election. And Mr. Akin Ogunbiyi isn't relenting in his efforts. It is clear that the PDP would want to choose its candidate from Osun west senatorial district once again.

Oyinlola can call the two and unite the factions within the PDP. There is no doubt that the People's Democratic Party is slightly divided along two main factions. If the two factions can be brought together or harmonized, the PDP would be on the verge of winning the election.

Meanwhile, as there would be aftermaths of the APC congress. If the national leadership of the party can't nip it in the bud, the PDP may be helped. The PDP would have to organise its own camp and take the advantage of the APC crisis in Osun State.

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