The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Osun State Governorship Primary Election Committee and Kwara State governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has said that Osun was on the right track with Oyetola in the saddle.
Abdulrazaq lauded the developmental strides the State has recorded under Oyetola’s leadership in spite of Osun’s lean resources.
He also described the ruling APC in Osun as alive and strong judging by the massive and peaceful voter turnout for the direct primary election in the state held last Saturday.
Governor Abdulrazaq stated this on Wednesday at the APC national headquarters in Abuja while submitting the report of the party’s direct primary election in the build up to the July 16 gubernatorial election in the State.
“The Primary Election Committee saw it as a privilege to have been appointed to undertake this exercise on behalf of the APC. We also saw it as a huge challenge, seeing the press and social media reports on the happenings in Osun before and while we received the appointment. I am glad that as chairman of the Committee, I had very strong support from my team and they were up for the challenge. It seemed like a walk in the park, but a lot of work was done. We are glad that we were able to deliver a credible election in which all the stakeholders and people of Osun are happy about.
“I must report back to the party that the APC is alive and strong in Osun. The governor is doing well and the party is doing exceedingly well. Aregbesola has done well and Oyetola has built on it magnificently. The road infrastructure are superb. We saw bridges being constructed, schools, human capital development.
“Incidentally, I made enquiries on the FAAC allocations. There used to be a deduction of about N2.4billion monthly. That has reduced as well, slightly over N1billion monthly. Another 70 billion has been repaid in loans by the State government. So the state is on a right track and it showed in the outcome of the primary that the government is in touch with the people. I urge Nigerians to visit Osun State. It is arguably the most peaceful state in Nigeria, ofcourse after Kwara state,” Governor Abdulrazaq stated.
The Kwara governor submitted the report to the chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Yobe State governor, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, at the party’s national secretariat. Governor Buni was represented by the CECPC national secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe.
The CECPC national secretary thanked the committee for undertaking the assignment on behalf of the party.