What APC members told Buhari against giving Ajimobi appointment


President Muhammadu Buhari

A faction of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, known as the APC Reformers, has described the vote of confidence passed on Governor Abiola Ajimobi by some members of the party as self-deceit.

President Buhari

The group, made up of former political appointees and leaders on the platform of the party in Oyo State, said the vote of confidence on the governor was absurd going by lacklustre performance of the party in the state during the just concluded 2019 general elections.

In a statement signed and issued by its Secretary, Sulemon Ramoni, the APC Reformers admonished the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and President Muhammadu Buhari not to recognize Ajimobi for any sorts of appointment in the interest of the party.

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The statement reads: “After spending almost eight years in office, the people of Oyo State have passed a vote of no confidence in Ajimobi by ensuring that he lost his unit, ward, local government and the state in the last election.

“Of what benefit would the decision of his self-appointed leaders and handpicked executive be for the party, democracy and the good people of the state?

“Mr. President and the national leadership of the party, including Asiwaju Bola Tinubu should not be misled by the charlatans to consider Ajimobi for a ministerial or any federal appointment which is their motive.

“Any federal appointment for him will worsen the situation of the party in the state, make reconciliation impossible and lead to more loses in future elections.

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“The party lost the presidential election in Oyo state because it held on the same day with Ajimobi’s senatorial election. The State elections were lost because of his influence and interference.

“After the 2015 general election, Ajimobi scolded the party chairman, Chief Akin Oke for losing his unit and ward, as a matter of fact he advised him to resign.

“Some local government caretaker chairmen were also removed by him for losing their constituencies. Now that he has lost woefully, he deserves no reprieve.

“The APC Reformers advised the national leadership of the party to immediately dissolve the APC executive in the state from the wards to the state and constitute a caretaker committee to rebuild the party.

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“The president was also advised to opt for young, vibrant and progressive minded people from Oyo state for ministerial and other federal appointments instead of the completely rejected Ajimobi and his ilk.”

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