Finally, Oshiomhole Presents Ajimobi To Buhari As Deputy National Chairman


Finally, Oshiomhole Presents Ajimobi To Buhari As Deputy National Chairman

Oshiomhole explains how Ajimobi emerged APC deputy chairman to president Buhari

THE National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives’ Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has explained why the party settled for the previous Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as new National Deputy Chairman (South).

Oshiomhole gave the reason , while chatting with the State House correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday after introducing Ajimobi to President Muhammadu Buhari because the new replacement for the Minister of Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, as National Deputy Chairman (South).

The party Chairman was responding to an issue on why Ajimobi was still given the position, despite the protest by the Ekiti State chapter of the party, where the previous occupier of the office represented.

consistent with Oshiomhole, the bulk of states within the South-West settled for the selection of Ajimobi, adding that the protest by one among the six states, Ekiti, wasn't enough to prevent the previous governor.


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“We have six states within the South-West where the seat was zoned. Ekiti is that the just one opposing it. As we always say, majority had their way and therefore the minority had their say. That’s all”, he said.

Speaking about his mission to the Presidential Villa, Oshiomhole said he had come to introduce the new National Deputy Chairman (South) to the President, adding that Buhari was “excited” to receive Ajimobi and saw him as a person with the wealth of experience to contribute to the expansion of the APC.

“I came to present or reintroduce Senator Ajimobi, whom the South-West nominated into the position of Deputy National Chairman, to Mr President. He has filled the vacancy created when Mr President appointed Adebayo as a minister.

“The President was excited and delighted to ascertain him together who will bring his wealth of experience in touch on the party”, he said.

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Meanwhile, the APC National Chairman commended President Buhari for a few of the measures the administration had taken during the week to fight the impact of outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on Nigerians.

He cited the reduction of the pump price of petrol from N145 to N125 and therefore the travel restriction on 15 high-risk countries as a number of the measures deserving commendation.

“I commend the President for the drop by price and that we expect people to pass it right down to the value of transportation”, he said.

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