Controversy Trails Ajimobi’s Selection As APC Deputy National Chairman, Shittu Kicks, Calls It Insensitive And Bad Luck To Oyo State
Controversy has started trailing the choice of immediate past governor of Oyo state, Senator Abiola Ajimobi over his selection as the new Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and one of the party leaders in Oyo state, the former Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has voiced his views on the development by describing the choice of the former governor as insensitive and bad luck to Oyo state chapter of the party.
Ajimobi the former governor of Ekiti State Otunba Niyi Adebayo who has now been appointed as a minister of the federal republic by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ajimobi’s appointment was ratified on wednesaday after the APC south west caucus meeting held a meeting in Osogbo, the capital city of Osun state.
Although, there were mini protest against his choice by party delegates from Ekiti state who argued to present another nomination from the state.
Shittu, who had a long political rivalry with former governor Ajimobi described his choice as a bad luck for the party in Oyo state and the south west region.
According to him while Speaking with journalists over the development, the former minister said Ajimobi’s choice is a “Very bad luck for our dear party, APC, in Oyo State and South West Nigeria as a whole. “That somebody whose bad luck led to APC losing Oyo State to the less fancied PDP in the 2019 gubernatorial and State Assembly elections in the State is now being recycled and foisted on APC in Yorubaland is most insensitive.
He said “What democratic credentials is the shameless Abiola Ajimobi bringing on board when, as a two time Governor, the self styled ,’Constituted Authority’ never for once allowed democratic party primaries to hold in Oyo State APC and, over his said two terms as governor, only organised what, at best, was a kangaroo local govt election of officials who were merely hand picked by Ajimobi to become APC Candidates.”