Minister of Marine and Blue Economy, Adegboyega Oyetola, has said the All Progressives Congress in Osun State is purging itself of unwanted members through expulsion.
The APC in Osun had recently expelled a former factional chairman, Rasaq Salinsile, and 83 others belonging to the Omoluabi Caucus led by a former governor, Rauf Aregbesola, while it also suspended a former secretary to the state government, Moshood Adeoti, and 25 others for alleged involvement in anti-party activities.
Oyetola, who spoke in Osogbo on Thursday at a mini reception organised in his honour by the party’s leadership in Osun, explained why he endorsed expulsion and suspension of the erring APC members and urged the committed ones to work harder and build the party.
“Ours is thanksgiving for all that God has done for us. We thank God that our victory was affirmed by the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal yesterday (Wednesday). It affirmed the victory of our President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
“Truly we were struggling for a second term but God knows it is not yet time, He gave us a president and today, he has given us a minister. I am happy that our party is united and formidable. We are truly removing chaff from the grains, and by the grace of God, our party will be structured.”