The ban placed by the ruling party-All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, on contestants seeking to be elected as governor from engaging in public politicking and campaign, will be lifted in two weeks.
The State Chairman of the APC, Mr Gboyega Famodun said this in a radio programme in the State.
Voice of Nigeria reports that governorship election would be held by the Independent National Electoral Commission in September 22, 2018 to choose a successor to Governor Rauf Aregbesola, whose tenure expires in November 28, 2018.
Famodun said the ban was necessary to enable the party and its members concentrate on the election of councillors under a new system.
“The introduction of Parliamentary system of government at the local level, the creation of more Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) and Area Councils as well as the conduct of Local Government elections made the party to strategically place a ban on all governorship election-related activities.
“And because APC is a disciplined party, all party members and leaders supported the initiative in ensuring peace and progress in the party”.
Famodun commended Governor Aregbesola for converting every challenge to opportunity, saying, Aregbesola has performed beyond people’s expectations and his unprecedented developmental achievements remain indelible in every part of the state.
He stressed that no governor, in the history of the State had performed up to what Aregbesola had done.
“Governor Aregbesola has done very well in the construction of roads, bridges, standard schools, poverty alleviation, job creations, agriculture, security, urban renewal, rural electrification and many too numerous to mention. The achievements of this government will definitely speak for us and we will win the governorship election convincingly,” he said.
The Chairman, therefore, enjoined party members and supporters to continue to give unalloyed support and cooperation to the government and the party to ensure continuity of governance.
He said this would accelerate more of uncommon developmental projects in the State.