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Aregbesola’s Aide Dumps APC, Quits Govt



Another member of Osun State Executive Council and Special Adviser to Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Cooperatives, Barrister Gbenga Awosode yesterday resigned from the state cabinet and membership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Secretary to the government of Osun State, Alhaji Moshood Adeoti who was an aspirant on the platform of the All Progressives Congress had earlier resigned from the cabinet to become the flag bearer of the Action Democratic Party (ADP) for the September 22 governorship election in the state.

Indication emerged that the special adviser sent his resignation letter to the state governor and the state party leadership simultaneously yesterday.

It was further gathered that Awosode, from Ife Central local government took the decision on the need to further his political aspiration on a new political party platform that has not been officially made public.

Awosode’s resignation letter to Governor Aregbesola and the APC leadership have attracted mixed reactions from political observers both within and outside the government.

It would be recalled that the ruling APC in the state has in recent times suffered mass defection of its members to ADP including the State Deputy Chairman and eight members of the State Executive Committee of the APC in the state.

Other members of the party that had defected to the ADP include Ward Chairmen and their exco members.