A group of stakeholders within the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC Reformers, has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to avoid any temptation or deception to appoint former governor Abiola Ajimobi into the ministerial or any sensitive federal position in the about to be constituted cabinet.
A press Release jointly signed by her acting secretary, Mr. Sulaimon Ramon and the PRO, Engr Dipo Fawole indicated that “90 per cent of the members of this body were elected and political appointees under the former governor and have knowledge of how retrogressive, deceitful, anti people and self centred the former governor was. The party performed poorly in the last election because the voters are now aware of these qualities in him and then got fed up. Returning him to power in any other capacity will be setting the party and the Federal Government against the interest of the people of Oyo state.”
The group includes Ex-caretaker chairmen, Ex-commissioners, Ex-parliamentarians and other former political appointees across the 33 local governments in the state.
“It will have to be pointed out that the rejection of Senator Abiola Ajimobi by the people of Oyo State is evident by his loss at his attempt to return to the Senate during the 2019 general election as it not that APC is not popularly accepted in the state.”
The group also commended the security initiative of the South West Governors and their request for the State Police. While thanking them for the decision to ensure security of life and property in the South West, it also advised them to make a good use of Dr Fayemi’s position as the Chairman of NGF to enlist the support of other governors in making state police request a reality. “The Nigeria federation is too large for a monolithic police. We need to copy American system of policing that has federal, state, counties and Cities law enforcement agencies.”
The group, in addition, reiterated her support and confidence in Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s clout and judiciousness in spearheading a new college of democratic leadership in Oyo APC.
The Reformers also indicated her confidence in Tinubu’s sagacity in identifying and recommending competent and qualified candidates for all positions in the state with adequate consultation with emerging powers in Oyo APC.
The group emphasised that all efforts to rebuild Oyo APC will automatically fail immediately Ajimobi’s name is announced for any position.