By Adeola Badru
IBADAN – A faction within the All Progressives Congress (APC), APC in Oyo State, ‘Reformers’ has told President Mohammedu Buhari and the National Leader of the Party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu not to recommend the outgoing Governor of the state, Abiola Ajimobi for any appointment in the interest of the party.
The group also faulted the recent vote of confidence passed on the governor by the party stakeholders in the state.
APC reformers which comprises of APC former political appointees and leaders in Oyo State in a statement signed by its acting secretary, Sulemon Ramoni after a meeting held in Ibadan yesterday, described the vote of confidence as a continuation of self deception by a congress of charlatans that lead to the monumental failure of the party at the just concluded elections.
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.
“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.
“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.”