Osun APC Suspends Ex-SSG, Ex-Speaker, 24 Other Aregbesola Allies


The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, on Thursday, suspended another 26 members of the party for creating faction within its fold, News Desk Paper Report.

The suspension came barely 24 hours after 84 members of the party were expelled for allegedly involving in anti-party activities.

A statement by the Osun APC chairman, Tajudeen Lawal, said allegations against the affected members, who all are supporters of the ex- governor, Rauf Aregbesola, were treated by the Disciplinary Committee of the party, while its findings were deliberated upon by the State Executive Committee.

Prominent among those suspended are; ex-Secretary to the State Government, Mr Moshood Adeoti; and an Executive Director, Business and Marketing NICOMSAT Abuja, Mr Najeem Salaam; who was Speaker of the State House of Assembly during Aregbesola’s tenure as governor.

Also on the list are Senator Mudasiru Hussain, who currently serves as Osun State Commissioner in the National Population Commission; ex-commissioners during Aregbesola’s tenure, Adelani Baderinwa, Sikiru Ayedun and Kazeem Salami.

Others suspended are; the chairman of the defunct The Osun Progressives, Mr. Adelowo Adebiyi; ex-Deputy State APC chairman, Mr. Adesiji Azeez; and ex-Assistant Chief of Staff to the governor, Mr Gbenga Akano.

The list of the suspended members also have:
Mr. Kunle Ige                                                                                                                                                                            Mr. Biodun Agboola                                                                                                                                                        Barr. Gbenga Awosode
Mr. Rasheed Opatola.
Hon. Gbenga Ogunkanmi
Hon. Israel Oyekunle
Hon. MBO Ibraheem
Mr. Akeem Olaoye
Hon. Francis Famurewa
Hon. Tajudeen Famuyide
Hon. (Mrs.) Adenike Abioye
Hon. Wasiu Adebayo
Hon. Rasheed Afolabi
Mr. Segun Olanibi
Mr. Tunde Ajilore
Mr Ganiyu Ismaila Opeyemi.
Mr Zakariah Khalid, Olaoluwa-South LCDA.

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The statement announcing the decision of the party further read, “Following complaints of anti-party activities, the State Executive Committee of the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress constituted a Disciplinary Committee to investigate the allegations against some of its members.

“This disciplinary measure came in response to the allegations of misconduct bordering on factionalization of the party and creating parallel party organ.

“The Disciplinary Committee undertook a thorough and impartial review of the allegations and the findings were carefully deliberated upon by the State Executive Committee.

“As we move forward, we enjoin our members to remain focused on our goals and continue working together to serve the interests of our constituents and our State. Our commitment to transparency, inclusivity, and adherence to our party’s core values remains unwavering.”