The Osun Progressives, a group within the Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress has reacted to the statement credited to Prince Gboyega Famodun, the Chairman-elect of the party where he dragged the personality of the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
In a press statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of the factional APC, Com. Abiodun Agboola, the group described Famodun as a failed party administrator and harbinger of misfortune into the party, saying that his incompetence, gluttonous attitude and hypocrisy brought the Osun APC to where it is today.
Agboola said the the group took exception to ‘crude and gutter languages Famodun employed in his needless response’ to the Minister’s views on the state of affairs of the party.
“This type of attitude makes reconciliation almost impossible with such character”, said Abiodun.
According to him, Famodun refused to speak the truth and failed to act as a responsible party chairman at the early state of the crisis in the party, saying it is unfortunate that Famodun became an errand boy for lily-liver politicians because of the ‘change’ they give him.
He said Famodun should bury his head in shame and shut his mouth up seeing the party handed over to him enmeshed in crisis because of his ineptitude and selfishness.
The statement reads: “Eventually, Famodun owns up to the fact that he is not fit to be the Chairman by virtue of his response to the comment made by the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola. Famodun confirmed our position long time ago of his inability to manage the party. His inability to know when to talk and when not to talk is a serious defect on his person.
“Famodun shouldn’t forget, or because of his inadequate education, that it is a constitutionally guaranteed right to express opinion and associate with anybody.
“It is not surprising that because of his inglorious need to please his paymaster, Famodun decided to act and talk irresponsibly about the former governor. Even though Aregbesola has left government, Famodun lacks the integrity and morality to make enemy of him.
“The National Caretaker and Extra Ordinary Committee and the Senator Abdullahi Adamu led reconciliation committee should take judicious note of this particular reaction of Famodun.
“We have said it before that the man is incapable and not competent to be a party chairman, because he lacks the required knowledge and temperament to resolve crisis, which is the main thing in party management. If Famodun believes in resolution, he wouldn’t have reacted like that. It was unreasonable and irresponsible.”
Agboola added: “Famodun’s pains which brought out his true colour as an unfit character to administer a purposeful political party as we have always stated was the bitter truth in the Minister’s statement which he and his cohorts have in futility denied over time.
“It is an undisputed fact that a lie told a thousand times will forever remain a lie. The minister admitted there the party is divided and added that work was ongoing to reunite the party members.
“It is a fact that Famodun was unable to administer the APC for seven years which degeneration was brought to the fore by The Osun Progressives (TOP) which Famodun and company attempted to play down but was established by the minister.
Famodun’s invective poured out in his personally signed press release signed post further his incompetence in human management which The Osun Progressives had profoundly spoken about. No rational chairman will employ gutter languages he used on the Minister who was once his breadwinner as governor.
Famodun is reaping bountifully from the crisis, hence will never want it end. Whatever manner peace is proposed, Famodun’s headship of the party is inconceivable.