The national caretaker Committee of the All Progressive Congress has confirmed the election of Prince Gboyega Famodun as the recognised chairman of the Osun chapter of the Party.
This is as Committee, on Thursday, presented Prince Famodun with his certificate of return at the national secretariat, while also inaugurating state executives of the Party for 33 other states and the Federal Capital Territory.
Kano and Sokoto states, however, have their party chairmen not inaugurated in an event that took place in Abuja on Thursday.
The decision not to inaugurate the excos for the two states may not be unconnected with the crisis rocking the party in the affected states.
The list of state chairmen inaugurated on Thursday include: Dr. Kingsley Ononogbu (Abia), Alh Ibrahim Bilal (Adamawa), Mr Augustine Enefiok Ekanem (Akwa Ibom), Hon Basil Ejike (Anambra), Alh Babayo Aliyu Misau (Bauchi), Dr. Dennis Otiotio (Bayelsa), Mr Augustine Agada (Benue), Hon. Ali Bukar Dalori (Borno), and Mr. Alphonsus Orgar Eba Esq. (Cross River).
Others are Elder Omeni Sabotie(Delta), Hon. Stanley Okoro Emegha (Ebonyi), retired Col David Imuse (Edo), Barr. Omotosho Paul Ayodele (Ekiti), Chief Ogochukwu Agballah (Enugu), Mr Nitte K Amangal (Gombe), Dr Macdonald Ebere (Imo), Hon. Aminu Sani Gumel (Jigawa), Air Cdre Emmanuel Jekada (Rtd) (Kaduna), Alh. Muhammed Sani (Katsina), Alh. Abubakar Muhammed Kana (Kebbi) and Hon. Abdullahi Bello (Kogi).
The list also include Prince Sunday Adeniran Fagbemi (Kwara), Hon. Cornelius Ojelabi (Lagos), Mr John D Mamman (Nasarawa), Hon. Haliru Zakari Jikantoro (Niger), Chief Yemi Sanusi (Ogun), Engr Ade Adetimehin (Ondo), Prince Adegboyega Famodun (Osun), Hon Isaac Omodewu (Oyo), Hon Rufus Bature (Plateau), Chief Emeka Bekee (Rivers). Hon Ibrahim Tukur El-Sudi (Taraba), Alh Muhammed A. Gadaka (Yobe), Alh. Tukur Umar Danfulani (Zamfara) and Alh. Abdulmalik Usman (FCT).
In his remark, Prince Famodun who expressed delight about the confirmation, said it was a testament that the Party was on the path of truth regardless of the agitations of dissenting groups.
“I feel very happy, I am elated to have the certificate of return today. I have to give thanks to God for making it happen this way. From inception, I knew we were on the right part and following the truth. Governor Oyetola is a leader who deserves to be followed.
“We have done all things possible to have today’s blessings, and we will continue in the spirit of the leadership qualities he has brought to Osun.
“I look forward to more support by party members. We are driven by an assurance that the future will be bright and good for the people of Osun, and there will be an improvement in the lives of the people being governed”, Famodun said.