It is no longer news that Oyo APC has officially been factionalized. The division in the party started with the October 30th Oyo APC Congress, which the Chairman Caretaker Committee, Governor Buni admitted was illegal since the day he approved for Oyo APC congress was November 4th and not October 30th. When the Minister of Youth and Sports, Sunday Dare visited the chairman in his home in Abuja and in the presence of Alhaji Gambo, the chairman pointedly denied approving October 30 when in actual fact it was November 4th that was approved.
He wondered allowed who had the effrontery to disobey. At that meeting it was agreed that all stakeholders must come to Abuja to agree on a consensus list.
Indeed, the Secretary of the caretaker committee, Dr John Akpandoede also pronounced that the October 30 congress in ibadan held in error. This contested Congress was what produced Isaac Omodewu as the controversial chairman of the party.
Many stakeholders came to know that Senator Folarin and Hon. Akinremi were manipulating things at the secretariat to the detriment of the majority in the party.
Chief Akin Oke was asked to submit a consensus list he did, working with the 5 Zonal leaders where Abu. Gbadamosi was picked.
The list was submitted. However, the Folarin group went to Submit another consensus list. Since then Oyo APC has had no peace.
Since the day of this congress, Omodewu has not enjoyed the respects and gaits that should come with being the incumbent of the office, owing to the fact that majority of the party members rejected him.
To some, Omodewu should have been able to move round camps, win more people over to his side and build a formidable Oyo APC who can win in 2023. But the remaining calabash broke when he swore in the rest of his executives in a clandestine ceremony on a Monday morning, shortly after he was inaugurated, without recourse to the other gladiators in the state. This singular action by Omodewu revealed that he is sympathetic to Senator Teslim Folarin, at the detriment of the other gubernatorial aspirants in the state who have now prepared for a show down.
In a surprising turn of events, on Friday, the 26th of March, 2022, the aggrieved group of Oyo APC who seem to be the majority swore in Abu Adejare Gbadamosi as their chairman. The oath was administered on Gbadamosi by Barr. kehinde Owoade of MFN chambers. This action is a clear indication that the battle line has just been drawn.
Content News exclusively gathered that Abu Gbadamosi’s group are confident in the leadership of Abdullahi Adamu, the incoming APC National Chairman, who is sympathetic to the aggrieved group’s cause.
Interestingly, the incoming National Chairman of the Party headed the reconciliation committee which went round all states after the congress to promote unity in the party. Former Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Alake Adeyemo was a key member of that reconciliatory committee and is also a strong ally of Abdullahi Adamu.
A strong member of the Abu Gbadamosi group who pleaded anonymity confided in Content News that they have a game plan, which they are going to unveil in the coming months, but for now, their cards would be kept to chest.
It is important to note that Abu Gbadamosi’s chairmanship is strongly supported by Senator Ayoade Adeseun, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu Senator Olufemi Lanlehin Senator Adesoji Akanbi Senator Abdulfatai Buhari Chief Adebayo Adelabu, Prof. Adeolu Akande, Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle Engr. Joseph Tegbe Dr. Azeez Adeduntan, Hon. Akeem Adeyemi, Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe Hon. Olumide Ojerinde, Hon. George Akintola Hon. Jide Olatunbosun Alhaji (Oloye) Sharafadeen Allí, Alhaji Waheed Olajide , Alhaji Olalekan Alli, Hon. Gunju Ojo.
Others are: Hon. Yekini Popoola, Hon. Abass Aleshinloye, Mr. Gbenga Olayemi Hon. Bimbo Adepoju, Hon. Lasun Adebunmi, Hon. Isiaka Alimi, Hon. Lekan Adeyemo, Pa. Olorode, Chief Kunle Sanda, Hon. Kọla Olabiyi, Hon. Folake Olunloyo Oshinowo, Hon. Saheed Fijabi and Hon. Nureni Adisa.