The All Progressives Congress (APC), Osun State chapter has threatened to sanction any of its members jumping the gun ahead of the 2018 governorship race in the party.
It cautioned those intending to contest to bury the idea for now “because it is absolutely inappropriate at this juncture.”
The party, through a statement by the chairman in the state, Prince Adegboyega Famodun, said it would not take kindly to any violation of the warning.
It explained that there were more important things to do in service delivery to the people of the state and which required the full cooperation of party members with the current administration.
“What is most important for the party now is for everyone to join hands with Governor Rauf Aregbesola to solve problems confronting the state.
“The governor of the state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, is right in the middle of his second term, grappling with the difficulties of economic recession. This is not the proper time for any aspirant to divert attention from the serious business at hand.”
“We are calling on everybody with governorship aspiration to put it on hold until such a time that the party will consider appropriate. Only then will it make political sense for anyone to come out and talk about governorship aspiration,” it said.
The APC implored its members to concentrate efforts on helping the government “to do everything it can to mitigate difficulties that citizens of Osun and other Nigerians are experiencing at this period of economic downturn.”
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