The Nation Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Chief John Oyegun has cleared Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt Hon Sulaimon Lasun Yussuff of the accusation of involving in anti party activities.
The APC National Chairman while responding to accusation leveled against the Deputy Speaker by the chairman of the Committee who is a governor of a state said, “Lasun Yussuff contested for deputy-speaker against the Party’s directive.”
He said that nobody invited anybody from National Assembly in respect of leadership position in either the Senate and the House of Representatives
In fairness to God and humanity, Chief John Oyegun said, “we did not call for any meeting at that point in time.”
“So it was cleared that a supposed leader of the party who wants to installed his followers as the presiding officers of the national Assembly is the one that called for the meeting.”
Deputy-Speaker while recounting his emergence as the Deputy-Speaker of the House in a keenly contested election in June 2015, explained that the process was not a disrespect to the Party’s directive as there was no formal invitation to any meeting of APC Members of the National Assembly by the party prior to the Inauguration of the Lower chambers.
Lasun Yussuff stated this when interacting with members of APC during his consultation moves with party stalwarts across Osun state towards his governorship ambition to Ikoyi, Apomu in Isokan local government of Osun state.
According to him, “When I was vying for the Deputy-Speakership position; they said I cannot make it but I have absolute faith in God who made it possible.”
Prior to the inauguration, the party hierarchy led by our respected National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun did not invite any members of the National Assembly to any meeting.
However, we were taken aback when a meeting was called recently and many of us (including my humble-self) were labeled as not respecting the party.
But the National Chairman asked, what did Lasun Yussuff do ?
Rt Hon Lasun Yussuff therefore urged the people of Isokan not to be perturbed as by September, God will deliver Osun State from the present ruler who has neglected the home based politicians.”
However, while paying homage to Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu 1, Oluwo of Iwoland in his palace on his Governorship Ambition, Rt.Hon. Lasun Yussuff said, “Kabiyesi, honestly, I know it’s tough and difficult to come out and campaign for the number one seat in the state in Iwo, but it’s possible.”
He said, “I have lived all my life of going to sixty years in Osun. I know the dynamics and intricacies of Osun politics, and as all politics is local, welfare, security and development must be local.”
He assured the Kabiyesis , that three economically viable roads are of utmost importance to him if comes on board as Governor of Osun state in September 2018. These are: Gbongan-Orile-Owu; Iwo-Ede junction and Osogbo-Ilobu-Ogbomosho road.
In his response, Oba Adewale Akanbi said, “It is my prayers that an Iwo indigenes becomes Osun State Governor but Rt Hon. Lasun Yussuff is also my son. But all is left to God.”
“He urged the Deputy-Speaker to help when he becomes governor of Osun State to help in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Ibadan-Iwo-Oyo road and Iwo-Osogbo road.”
He wants the Institution
of Obaship that has been bastardized to be revisited.”
At Ogiyan of Ejigbo’s palace, Rt. Hon. Lasun Yussuff promised that his government would have human face and take advice from Elders, Women and Youths for proper development of Osun State.
Oba Omowonuola Oyeyode Oyesosin, Ogiyan of Ejigbo appealed to Rt Hon Lasun Yussuff to look into the roads leading to Ejigbo which are in a state of disrepair and needs urgent rehabilitation.”
Oba Oyesosin alluded that ‘Power corrupt, absolute power corrupt absolutely,’ when power comes, please, be humble, you are a man of humility please, let it speak for you.
At Okuku, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former governor of Osun State assured Rt. Hon. Lasun Yussuff of his support even promised to mobilise support for him.