Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has disowned a former governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola.Chairman of the party, Mr. Tajudeen Lawal disclosed this in a communiqué after a stakeholders’ meeting at the state secretariat in Osogbo on Tuesday.

According to the chairman, the former minister of interior had committed various anti-party activities, including forming groups that were working against the interest of the party.

He cautioned party members not to be deceived to register with the ex-governor because the group is not recognized by the party.

Corroborating the chairman, APC secretary in the state, Kamoru Alao, said the party’s electronic membership registration will start after National Chairman Abdullahi Ganduje’s inauguration of the committee that will train the trainers at the local levels.

He said: “We are discouraging our members who are loyal party members not to register with Aregbesola’s group because Omoluabi as a group is not a member of our party in Osun state.

“Aregbesola, as far as we are concerned in Osun APC, he is no more a member of APC. We have taken steps three times to notify the national secretariat of the distractions from Aregbesola and we expect the national secretariat to do the needful.

“But the Publicity Secretary of Omoluabi Progressives, Abosede Oluwaseun dismissed the anti-party allegations leveled against Aregbesola, saying: “When Aregbesola left the affairs of APC to his successor, the structure of the party was intact but that cannot be said again years later.

“They have failed two times when they plotted to suspend Aregbesola in his ward in Ilesa East Local Government Area of Osun State.

“We are not distracted to reposition the party APC so that we can reclaim the state from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2026,” he said.