Ajimobi’s emergence as Deputy National Chairman will unite APC ― Group
A group, the Nigerian Progressive Youth Coalition (NPYC), has lauded the decision of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to pick the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, as the new deputy national chairman of the party, describing it is a step in the right direction towards unifying the party.
The group led by Bolaji Afiz Repete, in a statement released in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, stated that Ajimobi’s emergence is just the right tonic the party needs in positioning itself for future elections just like the chairman of APC in Oyo state, Chief Akin Oke has said that the party leadership in the state is fully in support of Ajimobi’s nomination.
Repete, however, flayed certain individuals masquerading as party members who are allegedly kicking against Ajimobi’s nomination. Describing them as detractors and enemies of progress, he stressed that these individuals had left the party before the last elections and have no say whatsoever in party affairs.
“Ajimobi is a true leader who possesses inherent capabilities to unite all feuding factions within the party. Ajimobi is a bridge-builder who commands a lot of goodwill and respect across the country and as such, has the capacity to take the party to where it should be in the south and particularly the southwest,” he stated.
Repete, who is the APC deputy national youth leader also cited Ajimobi’s achievements in transforming Oyo State, describing it as phenomenal and a testament of his eight years rule of indisputable credentials.
“We can attest to the fact that Ajimobi has surpassed the achievements of his predecessors in office and has set a high standard of governance in Oyo State. With his wealth of experience, he should not just be in the cooler, but he should be contributing his quota at all levels so far he has the health and ability to do so which I believe he can,” he said.
He appealed to the aggrieved members of the party in the state to shelve their grievances and eschew bitterness, adding that the doors are open for the willing members who wish to come back with a genuine interest of developing the party in the state.
Repete submitted that Ajimobi has done very well as a governor, adding that “talking about the level of developments in the state during his era and his contributions to infrastructure of the state which has no equal, in term of security, he did wonderfully well and the people of the state can confirm that with what is happening.”
He enjoined all members and stakeholders to unite behind and support the former two-term governor on his new assignment.