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APC: Till Oshiomhole Returns, Ajimobi Is Acting Nat’l Chair — Open Salawu


A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Engr. Mufutau Open Salawu, has thrown his weight behind the appointment of former governor Abiola Ajimobi as acting national chairman of the party.

Ajimobi, OYOINSIGHT.COM understands, was appointmenton Tuesday following the ruling of the appeal court that upheld the suspension of Adams Osbiomole as the party’s chairman.

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However, Ajimobi’s appointment has raised a lot of controversy.

Open Salawu, who was an aspirant for Ogbomoso North/Ogbomoso South/Oriire federal constituency seat in the 2019 election, noted that Ajimobi’s appointment was backed by the party’s constitution.

His statement read, “Ajimobi is the National Chairman of APC. He was appointed as the Deputy Chairman South on the 17th of March, 2020.“

Quoting from section 14 subsection 3 of the APC constitution which states that “The Deputy National Chairman shall act as the National Chairman in the absence of the National Chairman from his zone”, Open Salawu explains that “NWC wrote a letter to the South-West to nominate a candidate for the vacant position of the deputy national chairman (South) after the position became vacant with the appointment of Otunba Niyi Adebayo as a minister and 5 state from the south nominate His Excellency Senator Abiola Ajimobi and since March 2020 he has been functioning as  deputy national chairman (South) of APC.

“Do those that are claiming that he was not elected should be recalled that when President Jonathan assumed the position of President of federal Republic of Nigeria after the demise of President Yaradua, Then Governor of Kaduna state in person of Arc Namadi Sambo was nominated and appointed as Vice president.

“Victor Gaidom should please let peace reign and let the party remain focus at this moment that we have two states elections before us.

“We are very confident Adams Oshiomhole will come back since people that purportedly suspended him have left the party and remaining exco of his Ward are willing to call him back. Pending that action is done His Excellency Senator Abiola Ajimobi is the Acting national chairman of APC and it was confirmed by the action of NWC yesterday; mind you the court only suspended Adams Oshiomhole as an individual not the NWC of the party,” Open Salawu who was special adviser on works and transport to Ajimobi added.

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