I Can’t Boast Of Victory For Party In Sep. 22 Governship Election – Hon. Lasun Yusuff

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Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives
and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress,
APC, in Osun State, Hon. Lassun Yussuff has
said he cannot boast of victory for his party in
the September 22 governorship election in the
state. I Can’t Boast Of Victoru
He opined that desperate move by some
individuals to subvert due process has seriously
alienated many “local politicians” in APC which
has resulted to mass defections and thereby
polarised the party in the state.
Yussuff, who spoke at a press conference in
Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Saturday,
however reiterated his resolve to stay back in the
party and work for its success.
He explained that the essence of the media
briefing was to specifically meet with his
gubernatorial campaign team after losing the
primary election of July 19 to Alhaji Gboyega
Oyetola, and thank them for a job well done
irrespective of the credibility and outcome of the
Yussuff admitted that he has not congratulated
the APC candidate, saying that the party and
Osun government did not congratulate him either
when he emerged as the Deputy Speaker.
He debunked the allegation that he conspired to
work against the party decision during the June
2015 leadership election at the National
Assembly, adding that what was described as
party position was just personal wish of some
He said, “I am here today to tell Nigerians that in
any contest, winners must emerge irrespective of
the credibility of the process, and also clear the
air on insinuations that may be I have jumped
the ship after the primaries.
“I want to make it abundantly clear that I am still
in APC with my supporters, we are here to
support the party in the forthcoming
gubernatorial election.
“It is however instructive for the party to know
that many people have been alienated from the
party in the state by some individuals who claim
larger than life influence, which has led to
defections of local politicians from APC.
As far as I am concerned, I have no place to go,
and I believe if members could put all that
happened during the primaries behind them and
work in unison for the party, things could be
” Although, I cannot guarantee victory for the
party because I have not conducted any poll to
support that”, he said.
Yussuff added that the party has not approached
him for reconciliation after the primary election,
which some aspirants have condemned as not
transparent and credible.

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