Former Health Minister, Adewole heads 11-member committee to reposition Osun APC
By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo
Immediate past Governor of Osun State, Adegboyega Oyetola, on Monday, inaugurated an 11-man committee with the mandate to stimulate, revamp, restructure and reposition the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
The setting-up of the committee was conceptualised after a series of meetings held between Oyetola and all strata of the party, including the Igbimo Agba, the leadership of the party, critical stakeholders and the youth, to chart a new course for the APC in the state.
Inaugurating the committee in Osogbo, Oyetola said Osun remains the home of the progressives in the South West, hence the need for the APC members in the state to take necessary and decisive steps to reposition the party and make it stronger and more formidable.
He noted that statistics had in recent times, raised the party high in performance as reflected in the significant increment in the number of votes recorded by the party from various elections since 2018.
The committee’s Terms of Reference, according to Oyetola are: to review activities of the party in recent times; consider the aspect of party administration, such as structure, funding, discipline and reconciliation; make recommendations for an ethical reward system in the state.
Others are; to create a blueprint for the future of the party in the state; propose templates for resolving existing or future grievances among party members and any other matter that can assist the growth and development of the party.
The committee has eight weeks to submit its report.
He said the committee has the liberty to co-opt any member of the party it deems essential to the task given to it.
Oyetola who expressed displeasure over the political onslaught and series of attacks launched on members of the APC before and during the last general elections, called on the party loyalists to remain resolute in the face of intimidations.
The newly inaugurated committee which is chaired by former Health Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole has former Special Adviser to the governor on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon. Rasak Adeosun as its Secretary. Other members are State APC Treasurer, Femi Kujembola; Prince Kunle Ayantoye; Mudasiru Toogun; Ipoola Binuyo; Emmanuel Folorunsho; Akintunde Adegboye; Bade Falade; Hon. Idowu Falade; Gbenga Oladehinde and Olasunkanmi Akinola.
Speaking on behalf of members of the newly inaugurated Committee, Prof. Adewole, pledged the committee’s readiness to provide a credible pathway for reconciliation and rehabilitation of the party structure, administration and activities in the state.
In their separate remarks, Speaker, Osun House of Assembly, Hon. Timothy Owoeye, the State Secretary of the party, Alao Kamoru Olabisi; APC State Youth Leader, Goke Akinwemimo among others urged members of the committee to act to the letter by being fair to all.