Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ifelodun, Boripe and Odo-Otin LGA of Osun state, have accused Governor Rauf Aregbesola of imposing a candidate on the Federal Constituency.
In a letter on Monday signed by the leader of the group, Segun Adejumo, they criticised Aregbesola for alleged highhandedness in the manner in which selection was done without the general will of the people concerned.
They accused Aregbesola and a former Secretary to the State Government, Sola Akinwumi were alleged to have declared one Rasheed Afolabi as the APC’s House of Representatives candidate for Ifelodun/Boripe/Odo-Otin Federal Constituency without any contest.
Adejumo said Afolabi was declared as the candidate of the Federal Constituency at the Osun State Government House to the dismay of other contestants.
Daily Post gathered that members of the party in the three local governments that formed the federal constituency have rejected the party’s decision, describing it as antithetical to democratic principles.
They accused Afolabi of anti-party and disloyalty, saying that he worked for the Action Democratic Party (ADP) in the September 22 governorship election.