From MOSHOOD ADEBAYO, Abeokuta
Ahead of the ward, local government and state congresses of the All Progressives Congress (APC) which begins on Saturday this week, Ogun State Deputy Governor, Prince Segun Adesegun has appealed to members of the party to make the congresses hitch-free.
He spoke during the stakeholders/sensitisation meeting of the party in Ogun East Senatorial District which held in Ijebu-Ode on Sunday.
While reiterating that a former governor of the state, Aremo Olusegun Osoba remains the leader of the party in the state, Adesegun appealed to members to always respect constituted authorities.
His words: “We must shun violence and other acts capable of tarnishing the good image of our party as we prepare for our congresses, while we allow decorum and decency to be our watchword.”
On Osoba, he said: “As a party of progressives, Osoba is our leader in the state when it comes to party affairs. It is what Osoba says that we will follow, no argument about that. When I see some self-acclaimed leaders of the party, I laugh because they are nothing politically.”
He canvassed an all inclusive congresses to accommodate members of the “Legacy Party,” urging members to unite for a purpose.
Adesegun, who preached cohesion among members of the party, expressed optimism that APC would win in the 2015 general elections.
The deputy governor, who said APC had long history, urged members to allow fairness and transparency to prevail during the congresses.
The Senator representing the zone, Alhaji Gbenga Kaka, while appealing to party members in the zone to avoid money-politics also urged them to avoid politics of bitterness.
“We have destroyed democracy in Nigeria as many people believe that money is everything, but we must put an end to this and other acts of rigging, oppression and imposition among others. We must show them that we cannot be bought with money.”