A former chief of staff and media adviser to national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Mr. Sunday Dare, has congratulated the winner of yesterday’s primary election of the APC in the State of Osun.
According to the Ogbomoso-born award-winning journalist, with the introduction of the direct method of electing candidates for elections, APC has further demonstrated its love for participatory democracy.
Dare, who is an Executive Commissioner in charge of stakeholders’ management at the Nigeria Communication Commission, NCC, said all those who contested the primaries alongside Oyetola were equally qualified, saying that Osun is on the right track it its bid to continuously even after the tenure of incumbent Governor Rauf Aregbesola.
Expressing satisfaction with the method adopted in choosing the Oyetola, Dare saluted the new leadership of the APC under the leadership of former Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiohmole.
“I am happy with the outcome of the Osun APC primaries. It has further strengthened my belief in democracy and APC as a party. It allows everybody to test their political strength. Also, party members are no longer at the mercy of the delegates. With this system, elected political office holders will be accountable to the people, especially party members as they know they will pass through them in their bid to seek re-election.
“While I congratulate the winner, I want to salute his co-contenders. They have, indeed, shown uncommon maturity. However, it is not yet over. There is no vanquished. The winner should make efforts to reach out to other in order to position the party for victory at the September 22nd, 2018 governorship poll.
“Commendations must also be extended to Governor Rauf Aregbesola for the rare leadership he has provided since he was inaugurated almost 8 years ago. That close to 17 people signified interest to succeed him is a confirmation of the fact that he has raised the bar of governance,” he concluded.