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Few days after it exclusively broke the news of  the planned lifting of the ban on political activities by the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, the report has come to reality.

The party on Monday, May 21st, lifted the ban on political activities to pave way for aspirants who are contesting on the platform of the party to commence campaign proper.

The Chairman of the party in the state, Gboyega Famodun announced this at the party secretariat in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Monday, during the meeting with aspirants.

Famodun commended the aspirants for their perseverance and financial commitment, saying the party has what it takes to win elections anytime.

“This is the day that everyone has been waiting for, we are by this event lifting ban on political activities, so, you have the liberty henceforth to canvass for vote from members of the party towards the primaries.

A cross session of aspirants on the platform of APC during the meeting

“I believe whoever emerges among you as the candidate of the party will win the election come September 22.

“I want to implore you to abide by the rules of the game, you must comply with all the party guidelines and regulations to endure hitch-free exercise.

“All your activities must be carried out honourably and without rancour in a way that will not embarrass the party”, Famoodun said.

Notable among the 27 aspirants present at the meeting were Lasun Yussuff, Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives;  Najeem Salaam, Speaker, Osun House of Assembly and Gboyega Oyetola, Chief of Staff to Gov. Rauf Aregbesola.

Others included Moshood Adeoti, Secretary to Osun Government and Peter Babalola, Chairman, Osun Civil Service Commission.

Famodun announced that Expression of Intention to contest attracted a fee of N500, 000, and urged the aspirants not to see the primary as a do-or-die affair.

Responding on behalf of other aspirants, Najeem Salaam, assured that they would abide by the party’s rules and regulations during campaigns.