THE Osun Progressives, a faction in the Osun state chapter of the All Progressives Congress supported by the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has said its candidates won last Saturday local government congress of the party in 27 LGAs and Modakeke Area Office.

This was contained in a statement signed by the chairman of the group financed by Aregbesola, Lowo Adebiyi, in Osogbo, on Sunday, September 5, 2021. The statement contained names of members of the group elected at the parallel congress it held on Saturday.

Adebiyi said: “The huge turnout signposts the desire of the members to really recreate the APC for a more useful purpose and take it away from the near abyss in which it has been taken recently.

“We thank the APC faithful for sharing the laudable desire of a reinvigorated APC that will stand the test of times and be a perennial election winner, which is what the TOP stands for.”

Aregbesola and Governor Gboyega Oyetola who served the former as his Chief of Staff have been engaged in a cold war with each side and their supporters denying that a rift has emerged between them.