- In Oyo State, the APC lost the governorship poll to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, during the 2019 general elections. Shittu is believed to jostling to pick the ministerial slot from the.
- Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has expressed appreciation to President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing a substantive minister for the state in the newly-constituted cabinet, even as.
- President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Sunday Dare for a ministerial slot has been lauded by the Oyo APC Reformers
- The group described the nomination as one which is well deserved and will move Oyo state forward
The chairmen submitted that Oyo State, with the best results in all ramifications in the last general election, deserved the additional regional ministerial slot for the South West for fairness and equity and to engender better performance by the state and all other states in the region. The Oyo State All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted claims by a factional group that it was nominating the next ministerial candidate for the new cabinet expected to be put in place by President Muhammadu Buhari after his second term inauguration on May 29.
- The group further implored Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to pay a reconciliatory visit to Oyo state and investigate its call for the dissolution of the APC’s executive council in the state
President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Sunday Dare for a ministerial slot has been lauded by a group, the Oyo All Progressives Congress (APC) Reformers.
The group, in a statement released by its chairman, Hon Lawrence Adewale, and publicity secretary, Engr Dipo Fawole, promised to support and work with the minister-designate, The Nation reports.
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Legit.ng gathers that the group described the nomination as one which is well deserved and will move the state forward; and further lauded the president and the APC national chairman, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, for not giving the slot to former governor Abiola Ajimobi.
The group commended the decision of the Oke Ogun Unity Forum leaders to return to the ruling party after the end of the tenure of the “jackboot dictator”.
It said the time had come for alliances to be formed with other leaders and groups like the Oke Ogun Unity Forum; as the “constituted authority” had lost his final battle and the federal government had aligned with the people of Oyo state.
The group implored Tinubu to pay a reconciliatory visit to Oyo state and investigate its call for the dissolution of the APC’s executive council in the state.
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Recall that Legit.ng previously reported that the immediate past governor of Osun state, Rauf Aregbesola, was named with other nominees for the ministerial positions in the list sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The other members of the APC who made the list included the former governor of Benue state, George Akume, and former minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi.
Chris Ngige, Hadi Sirika, Rotimi Amaechi, Festus Keyamo, Uche Ogah, Emeka Nwajuiba and Babatunde Fashola, the immediate past minister of power, works and housing, were also included in the list.
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THE Oyo State All Progressives Congress (APC) has faulted speculations in the media that it was nominating the next ministerial candidate for the new cabinet expected to be put in place by President Muhammadu Buhari after his second term inauguration on May 29.
There have been sustained rumours of alleged backing of a particular individual by the leadership of the party in Oyo State for the ministerial slot against the interest of other contenders.
In a statement signed on Tuesday by the APC Chairman, Chief Akin Oke, the party said the President has not contacted it for nomination of candidates for the ministerial slot.
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The party regretted that a national newspaper (not The Nation) could throw caution into the wind, when it published a story of a fake nomination, which it could not even substantiate.
“To set the record straight, there was never a time Mr. President or any of his aides contacted us for ministerial nomination and as such, we could not have made any effort to suggest or nominate anyone to represent the state in the new cabinet. Moreso, such nomination and appointment is the prerogative of Mr. President and the law of the land is clear on this.
“As much as we crave for the appointment of a competent hand from our dear state, who would add value to the cause of a better nation and contribute his quota to the revitalisation of Oyo APC, we have no reason to influence President Buhari’s choice of nominee.