The Osun Progressives, a caucus of the All Progressives Congress in Osun State has cried out over alleged foul play in the ongoing House of Assembly Primary in the party.
The group accused Governor Gboyega Oyetola and the state party chairman of intolerance in the exercise.
The group, composed of people loyal to the minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola said Oyetola has taken his bitterness and hatred too far against the people.
“We note that it is democratic to have caucus within any political party that will synergies some members’ common interest.”
The chairman of the Osun Progressives, Revd. Lowo Adebiyi made these allegations in a statement on Thursday.
He stressed that Governor Oyetola has refused to behave in the expected civilised democratic manner in the conduct of the House of Assembly primary election so far.
“Like it happened during the party congresses, incidentally with Oyetola as part of the committee running the party affairs then, the Governor and the Gboyega Famodun led APC hoarded the House of Assembly nomination and expression of intention forms till the late hour.
“This forced some aspirants, who belong to our tendency, to obtain their nomination and intention forms from the National Secretariat in Abuja. By virtue of the recognition granted to the fraudulently constituted Famodun led state executives of the party, they made life hell for the aspirants at the screening, as they were made to wait all day, not minding their arrival time.
“We note that the act was deliberate as it provided the Pastor Ize Iyamu screening committee with the opportunity to easily identify those to be maliciously disqualified and for effect, their forms were kept aside in the Osogbo Secretariat as we speak.
“Today is the primary and the time is about 5pm, the primary is yet to take place anywhere in the State and none of the aspirants in the Osun Progressives TOP has clear cut information on what is to be done in an exercise they have committed huge sums individually, including payment of N2 million into the party’s account.
He, however, called the National Chairman to intervene in the interest of the party.
Aregbesola’s loyalists alleged foul play in APC House of Assembly primary