A former minister of communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu has condemned the choice of immediate former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi as the new New Deputy National Chairman South of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Ajimobi replaces the former governor of Ekiti State Otunba Niyi Adebayo who is now a minister.
His appointment was ratified on wednesaday after the APC south west caucus meeting held a meeting in Osogbo.
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 the former governor of Oyo State described Ajimobi’s choice as a bad luck for the party.
According to him, 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.
“What democratic credentials is 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.”