The beset All Progressives Congress (APC), governorship aspirants in the last primary election in Oyo state has dropped the cases against its candidate, Senator Teslim Folarin, and the party.
Revealing this in a statement, Senator Folarin commended what he depicted as the spirit of sportsmanship of the affected governorship aspirants
Folarin while commending the decision of a member body of the Federal Character Commission (FCC), Bimbo Kolade, and other aspirants in the last primary elections of the party for pulling out cases filed against the party after the primary elections pledged to run an all-inclusive government in 2023.
He added that every one of the aspirants would be adequately compensated and supported even after the 2023 elections, as the party would run an all-inclusive government.
The three-term senator likewise lauded party leaders who facilitated the withdrawal of cases pending in courts following various interests that surfaced after the party’s primary elections, particularly Senator Olufemi Lanlehin-drove’s reconciliation panel, for guaranteeing that the party is waxing stronger.
The chairman senate committee on local content who expressed this in a statement by his media aide, YSO Olaniyi on Thursday said it is on record that all Senatorial, House of Representatives and Oyo State House of Assembly aspirants have withdrawn cases filed against candidates, and the party.
Senator Folarin expressed satisfaction over the party’s rising strength of cohesion and unity, noting that: “Senator Lanlehin’s reconciliation committee and the Elders Advisory Council have been particularly helpful in advancing the party’s commitment to equity and peaceful coexistence by exploring all available means to encourage aggrieved party members on the imperativeness of uniting as a powerful force.” He said the resolution of all legal disputes is an indication of the party’s readiness to prevail in the 2023 elections.
He called on other aggrieved members to go back to their original home, saying; “all that happened during and after the primary elections are an inevitable reality of any democratic process, which would always produce mandate custodians on one hand and future winners on the other hand.”
He said since each athlete can’t win a run or marathon race, all members ought to be persuaded that their interests will be obliged and prioritized.
According to him, all party members have a part to play in laying out a responsive leadership that would advance economic growth, as they owe the state’s inhabitants the chance of experiencing good governance after the 2023 polls.