The Chairman of All Progressives Congress in Osun State, Prince Adegboyega Famodun has argued that his party is more politically mature than the Peoples Democratic Party in the country.
Famodun disclosed that APC’s ability to manage crisis within its fold is the secret behind its “successes” in the nation’s political space.
He claimed that the PDP was not capable of managing crisis, hence its past political “misfortunes.”
Famodun made this known while speaking with journalists at the NUJ Correspondents’ Chapel in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Thursday.
Explaining why forum of APC state chairmen’s supported the National chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomole, Famodun said the APC could not afford to experience the same fate with PDP.
He said the resolve to save Oshiomole’s job was informed by past political experiences and the need to galvanise the party against major crisis.
He explained that similar acrimony within the PDP while in power was responsible for its abysmal performance during 2015 election , adding that the forum is working assiduously to prevent such occurrence in APC.
According to him, the party’s misfortune in Zamfara as well as nagging imbroglio within APC in Edo were not enough grounds to relieve Oshiomole of his job.
He argued that conflict remains unavoidable component of every political environment, saying the capacity to manage it without resulting to large scale crisis indicates political maturity.
Famodun said: ” We don’t have any choice than to support Oshiomole, we can’t afford to experience the calamity that befell PDP as a result of similar conflict which they failed to manage diplomatically.
“The essence of history is to guide future happenings, in that wise, the forum of APC state chairmen must do everything possible to save the party by rallying around the National chairman and also take steps to resolve other issues that are causing disagreement.
“We are also not unaware of certain interests that considered the leadership of Oshiomole as inimical to their political ambitions, hence, the desperate move to replace him. However, we are making every necessary arrangement to reach amicable resolution “.
Speaking on the performance of his party in the state, Famodun said the administration of Governor Gboyega Oyetola is consolidating achievement of the last administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, especially in the area of infrastructure.
He explained that certain policies of the new government were tailored towards addressing the immediate needs of the people in the state, without compromising physical development.