Group Set to Reposition Progressive Orientation in Oyo State

Group Set to Reposition Progressive Orientation in Oyo State

Group Set to Reposition Progressive Orientation in Oyo State

Group Set to Reposition Progressive Orientation in Oyo State
Group Set to Reposition Progressive Orientation in Oyo State

Worried by the decreasing fame of the Progressive political ideology in Oyo State and the need to revive and set it aright with the people, a group, the Progressive Front of Oyo State, PFO, has in a meeting held on Wednesday in Ibadan, indicated its determination to
reinvent the political tradition of the Progressives in the state and position it for general patronage.

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Paramount in the deliberations of the meeting was the concern to address the excessive use of money by strange ideologists who have invested the Progressives orientation with derailing culture of glorifying money at the expense of righteousness, diligence, virtues, commitment to the cause of the people and loyalty to leadership hierarchy.

The group, after the meeting conveyed by notable progressive leaders across the State passed some resolutions in a communique signed at the end of the meeting, stating the ways to bring back the strength character of the Progressives as it affects the polity.

The leaders stated their beliefs and profound love for the Progressive political orientation as the best template for populist governance and the protection of the essence of its leadership.

Also, the meeting resolved that henceforth, the culture and the tradition of the Progressives should be revived and encouraged to govern the operations of the Progressive partisan interest in Oyo State.

The leaders added that all politicians with genuine Progressive inclinations in Oyo State, should come together under a common leadership to promote the essence of the ideology. A pathway meeting to achieving this vision, the leaders said, would be convened soon.

“The broad reconciliation meeting of the Progressives shall be convened soon where we shall all come together to review our position and format a regulation for the operationalization of the Progressive ideology in Oyo State. The essence of this gathering is to begin the revival of the spirit of true Progressive ideology as entrenched by the tradition in Yorubaland,” the leaders said.

Earlier, the meeting did examine those areas of pitfalls that had occasioned the failure of the Progressive party in the recent past. It was an outpouring moment when some notable individuals lamented the various distasteful experiences of the past with a view to seeking the way out of the wood.

However, the meeting resolved to regard the past into history and chat a new course for the promotion of the ideals of the Progressives in Oyo State. Before the meeting adjourned, a general consensus was reached for the naming the group as The Progressive Front of Oyo State.

Present at the meeting were notable leaders across the state and former political functionaries among whom were Chief Olukunle Sanda, Chief Goke Oyetunji, Alh. Abu Gbadamasi (ably represented by Hon. Elegbede from Kajola local government area, Alh. Muili Oluokun who presided over the meeting and Alh. Bolaji Kareem, a top political leader and former commissioner under the administration of late Kolapo Isola.

Also in attendance were Hon. Sunday Owoade who was represented by the former chairman of Orelope government, Hon. Balogun Lord, Dr. Matthew Oyedokun, former member of the Oyo State House of Assembly, Dr. Thomas Supo Olayode, former Itesiwaju local government chairman, Mr. Remi Olalekan, Hon Peter Odetomi, former chairman, Ogbomoso North local government who was also represented at the meeting.

Notably present as well were Hon. Adeniji Ademola, former Representative member, Iseyin Kajola, Itesiwaju and Iwajowa local governments, Hon. Azeez Afonja, Hon. Oye Alamu, Erelu Funke Olayanju, former council boss, Hon. Afeez Adeleke, former Oyo House of Assembly member, Hon. Kehinde Ayoola, Hon. Rasaki Kolawole and Mrs. Atanda Adeola among others.

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