Following the endorsement of the Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola to represent the All Progressives Congress ahead of the 2014 governorship elections.
That decision reached by party leadership is already facing internal opposition by a chieftain of the Party.
A former gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), Barrister Olalekan Banjo, in the State, said that the adoption of Aregbesola as the candidate of the APC is illegal and alien to the party’s constitution.
Banjo, a chieftain of the party in a statement, who claimed to be an APC governorship aspirant, following the fusion of his former party, CPC with the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) noted that “there was no executive or screening committee at ward, local and state level before the primary election, hence all what they did amounted to unconstitutionality, null and void”.
He lamented that “where and when did the state governor obtain and submit nomination form before the charade they did, jeorpardising the chances of other aspirants interested in the governorship race”
Aregbesola’s endorsement at the Nelson Mandela Freedom Park, Osogbo is not going well with leaders of the party in the state..
More details of his statement will be made available, whether or not he will be challenging the outcome of the party’s endorsement of Aregbesola.