A coalition group, the Grand Council of Yoruba Youths has urged the National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and former interim National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, to broker peace between Osun State governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, and his predecessor, Rauf Aregbesola.
A statement signed on Thursday by the group’s National Coordinator, Comrade Awa Bamiji, said the progressive camp will continue to appreciate new APC chieftain, Chief Iyiola Omisore and Social Democratic Party (SDP) for the successful coalition and historic alliance with the ruling APC during the 2018 governorship rerun in Osun State.
The youths equally said the achievements of Aregbesola in the state could not be quantified.
“At present and to the best of our knowledge, there is no rift whatsoever between Aregbesola and his successor, Governor Gboyega Oyetola.
“Now that Aregbesola had openly expressed his stand on the ongoing registration exercise, we will advise our highly revered leaders, most especially Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Chief Bisi Akande to quickly intervene and ensure that Governor Gboyega Oyetola plays an effective role in bringing the two sides together for the continuous progress of the party.
“We will like to use this opportunity to call the attention of the general public to some unanimous posts, including the one titled “The Time Bomb” that has gone viral on social media without any signature attached to it. It is purely an attempt to cause trouble within the ruling party by the enemies of progress,” the statement said.
The youths said as stakeholders, “we throw our full weight behind the advice given to Governor Gboyega Oyetola to quickly stem the tide of this current argument within the party’s leadership for the good and admiration of the general public.”