Oshiomhole All Smiles as Ajimobi is Made New APC Deputy Chairman.

The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, today, Friday, presented Abiola Ajimobi, as the new Deputy National Chairman of the party, to President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House, Abuja.

A clearly relieved Oshiomhole praised Buhari for taking the initiative to slash the pump price to N125 per litre, in line with the fall of global oil prices.

While presenting Ajimobi to the President, Oshiomhole said, “I came essentially to present the former governor of Ogun State, Abiola Ajimobi whom the South West has nominated to fill the void arising from the vacancy of the Deputy National Chairman, South, created by the appointment of the minister of Industry, Trade and Investment.

“Of course, Mr President already knows him, he hosted us a couple of times when he was governor of Oyo State and played a pioneering role in the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“Obviously, he is not a stranger to the President, it’s just a way of formality that I have to present him. Mr President was delighted that someone with his background – a complete gentleman, he has been in the oil industry, a senator and a two-term governor.
“So he will bring on board a wealth of experience that will help to reinforce the quality of leadership of the All Progressives Congress. But I also appreciate the fact that a couple of decisions the President has taken this week that in my view are profound but I don’t think they have attracted the kind of commendations.”

However, while the event was taking place in Abuja, the Publicity Secretary of the Ekiti State chapter of the APC was protesting the decision to make Ajimobi the National Vice Chairman of the Party.

While responding to this, Ajimobi said, “I don’t think it’s fair to put this question to him. We are in a democracy, we have six states in the South West, and this position is zones to the South West. The South West has met, and there were five states in support and one state (Ekiti) opposing both at governorship level and at the party’s structural level.”

“The name of the game is like the Ekiti State Chairman has said, ’minority will have their say’ and he has enjoyed that right to have his say, but he can’t prevent the majority from having their way. I think that is it.”

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