The All Progressives Congress on Thursday held a mega rally in Osogbo, the capital of Osun State, ahead of the governorship election holding in the state later this month.
Key leaders of the party such as the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole; National Leader, Bola Tinubu; Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje; Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi; House of Representatives Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, among others, were present at the rally.
Others present included Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun; Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu; Ekiti State Governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi and outgoing Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola.
While addressing the crowd, Mr Tinubu said the opponents calling them ‘ajele’ (emissaries) needed to be psychologically examined. He said living in Lagos does not mean the party governorship candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, is not from Osun.
Mr Oyetola’s opponents say the APC candidate would be a front from Mr Tinubu if elected governor.
“We all pray to amass wealth so that we can successfully go back home to better the lives of our people,” Mr Tinubu said. “Oyetola and other people who are called ‘Ajele’ have done just this. They were born in this state before moving to Lagos and just because they made it over there, they are no longer for Osun.
“That’s why I call those calling us emissaries need their brain reexamined. They are dunce and nitwit,” he said.
He also said Mr Oyetola was selected out of many aspirants for his roles towards the development of the state and assured youth of employment opportunities.
Mr Oshiomole also told the crowd not to forget the ‘suffering’ they went through during the reign of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
“Sometimes people forget what they have been through. Some eight years ago, the state was going through hell before APC came on board to change the trend,” he said
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