The Southwest caucus of the All Progressive Congress has denied the approval of the appointment of Senator Abiola Ajimobi as the Deputy National Chairman of APC at the Osogbo Meeting of the APC leadership.
OYOINSIGHT.COM had reported how the deputy national youth leader of the party, Hon. Afeez Bolaji Repete, resigned his position to pave way for Ajimobi’s appointment
According to a statement signed by the Zonal Publicity Secretary, Rt Hon. Karounwi Oladapo, the report published by a national daily newspaper that the Southwest Caucus approved the appointment of the former governor of Oyo State for the vacant Deputy National Chairman is false and an attempt to hoodwink the region by the leaders in Abuja.
The statement read: “the story was fabricated and it was a complete falsehood as nothing like that happened in the said meeting. Members of the Public and APC members should disregard such claims.
“How can the leadership Caucus in Abuja ratify a non existent endorsement and approval as claimed by the Tribune publication. As the Zonal Publicity Secretary, statutorily responsible for dissemination of news and information from the Zonal Caucus, I did not issue any statement after the Osogbo meeting because I was not authorized to so do. Where then did Tribune obtain his information? We expect Tribune to take seriously any matter that can put its integrity into question.
“Once again, I will like to reiterate the Statement of the National Vice Chairman South West and the Chairman of the South west Zonal Caucus, Pastor Bankole Oluwajana, that the Party never approved nor endorsed any candidate at its Osogbo meeting and that the APC National leadership will resolve who among Senator Gbenga Aluko and Senator Abiola Ajimobi will occupy the vacant seat at the appropriate time”.