The Osun Progressives (TOP), a group within the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the former National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande and Governor Adegboyega Oyetola to call the Osun APC Caretaker Chairman, Prince Gboyega Famodun to order over his unguarded utterances.
In a statement signed by the Chairman of the group, Elder Adelowo Adebiyi, stated that, “We would have been disappointed if Famodun had acted differently because he has not demonstrated the capacity to resolve problems as he cannot withstand opposing views.
“Famodun cannot differentiate between monarchical inheritance and a democratic organisation where multiple interests are aggregated to ensure the good of all, which is the essence of a political party.
“One would have expected a dispassionate leader who wants peace and progress in his party to find out what was amiss rather than pronouncing fatwa on members who freely joined the party like him and all other members. No dispassionate Chairman would have allowed defection from his party in a few weeks to critical election as Famodun did in 2018.
“Rather than demonstrating father figure to all contending forces within the party, he chose to take sides in all matters in crisis and destroy party cohesion and unity.
“His inability to demonstrate needed capacity expected of him as the Chairman of the party towards 2018 governorship election nearly caused the party grief, it amounts to self deceit and playing the ostrich for Famodun to say TOP, which has his predecessor as chairman, his current Deputy and Secretary on board, does not exist.
“We have witnessed many “ups” and “lows” of the progressives political platform more than many people marauding around as leaders in APC today.
“As a caucus within the party, as so constitutionally recognized, we owe nobody explanation how we run our affairs for as long as it is not in contravention of the party’s constitution.
“May we, at the risk of sounding immodest, note that members of TOP have paid our dues in the party and especially in the progressives political platform that we have reason to say the Osun APC needs reworking, retooling and re-energizing.
“It is his haughty and apparently arrogance, often exhibited in situations like this that has led the APC to the ruinous path it is today, part of the reasons why TOP exists.
“The above stated reason is responsible for the problems in the party today and therefore we at the TOP wish to note that his kind of person is unfit to handle party management as would be expected.
“We urge our genuine leaders at the state and national levels, especially Chief Bisi Akande, Governor Gboyega Oyetola and Igbimo Agba to call Famodun, and others of his type to order in view of his unguarded utterances which is irresponsibly divisive and unacceptable in the committee of civilised world”.