Following the arrival Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola into the State on Friday, the Osun Progressives on Sunday had a crucial meeting at the residence of the former Governor in Ilesa on Sunday, where they partially agreed to throw up Former Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly, Najeem Salaam as their gubernatorial candidate, multiple sources at the meeting told Newsmen.
It was gathered that the final conclusion on the matter could not be reached as former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Lasun Yusuff was said not to be in agreement with the development. But Aregbesola and several of the leaders present at the meeting preferred the Ejigbo-born politician to either of Moshood Adeoti and Lasun.
“The three of them were asked to present what they have for Osun State and the party. So after the discussion, several factors considered favoured Najeem Salaam. While Adeoti and Lasun will be given senatorial tickets.”
Another source privy to the development confirmed to newsmen that the group did not finalise on Salaam during the meeting. The source said discussion is still ongoing and that a decision will be made soon.
“Discussion is still ongoing on the matter. We have not concluded. We will make an announcement when it’s concluded.”