There are strong indications that former Governor of Ogun State, Aremo Olusegun Osoba, and his supporters are heading back to the All Progressives Congress (APC) after their sojourn in the Social Democratic Party (SDP).
Osoba was a founding father of the APC but a disagreement with Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosu and the inability of the national leadership of the APC to settle the quarrel led to his moving to the SDP with his supporters alleging marginalisation of his group by the national leadership of the party.
Thus, Osoba and his group contested the last election on the platform of the SDP though there were several last minute moves to reconcile with the APC.
However, close sources disclosed that the reconciliation moves have been revived and delegations from the APC have met twice with Osoba in his Abeokuta home to ensure his return to the party.
Sources close to the two time former Governor of the Gateway State confirmed to this medium that the first delegation led by the National Deputy Chairman of the APC and former Governor of Ekiti State, Engineer Segun Oni, met with Osoba immediately after the Presidential and National Assembly elections in Abeokuta.
“I was with oga (Osoba) and the delegation led by Engineer Oni came. They told him to come back to the fold. They even wanted him to withdraw the SDP candidates from the governorship and state assembly elections.
“However, he stated that inasmuch that he will want to return, he cannot withdraw the SDP candidates from the election at this eleventh, noting that it will negatively affect his political status. He however, stated that after the election, they can meet again,” our source said.
Indeed, after the governorship and state assembly election, another delegation led by another former Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi met with Osoba in his Abeokuta home and the subject of discussion was his return to APC.
For now, Osoba is out of the country and it is gathered that when he returns, further meetings on the reconciliation move will be held to cement the agreement.
Source: The Gazelle News