The All Progressives Congress in Ekiti State has described as false the report that the former Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi has been endorsed as the next Deputy National Chairman of the party.
The Former Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shiitu, while reacting to the development said endorsing the former Governor for the position will amount to bad luck for the state.
The Ekiti State chapter of the party in a statement through its spokesperson, Sam Oluwalana, while speaking after a meeting held at Osogbo, Osun State, said no endorsement was mentioned at the meeting as the report making rounds is reckless and smacks of mischief and misinformation on the part of the writers.
The statement reads: “I was present at the meeting and nobody said anything about endorsing anybody for the position at that meeting.”
“We made our position clear that our state has to serve out its tenure and that we are endorsing Senator Gbenga Aluko for the position.”
“The South West chairman of the party, Pastor Oluwajana received a petition which we submitted at the meeting and promised to forward the same to the National Secretariat of the party. That was all that transpired at the meeting. For anybody to say or report anything to the contrary is not only false, but pure mischief”.
Adebayo Shiitu while speaking on the former Governor of Oyo State noted that he has only being a source of embarrassment to the state.
He described the former Senator as an anti-democratic agent, who denied members of APC in Oyo State the dividends of democracy during his time in office.
Shiitu in his statement said, “Ajimobi’s choice would be very bad luck for our dear party, APC, in Oyo State and South West Nigeria as a whole.”
“That somebody whose bad luck led to APC losing Oyo State to the less fancied PDP in the 2019 gubernatorial and State Assembly elections in the State is now being recycled and foisted on APC in Yorubaland is most insensitive.”
“What democratic credentials is Abiola Ajimobi bringing on board when, as a two time Governor, the self styled CONSTITUTED AUTHORITY never, for once, allowed democratic party primaries to hold in Oyo State APC and, over his said two terms as governor, only organised what, at best, was a kangaroo local govt election of officials who were merely hand picked by Ajimobi to become APC Candidates.”