A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and social commentator, Diran Akindele, has stated that contrary to widespread rumours on the removal of Ekiti State as the bloc occupying the Deputy National Chairman (South) position of the party, no one removed them.
He explained that Deputy National Chairman (South) of the party from the state, Niyi Adebayo, resigned because he had other things he wanted to pursue, adding that contrary to what some are saying, the position belongs to the South-West zone and not Ekiti State.
“Adebayo used his hand to resign as Deputy National Chairman South because he wanted a ministerial appointment. He wasn’t sacked and the position belongs to the South-West, not Ekiti; Osun is South-West, Ogun is South-West, Oyo is South-West, Ondo is South-West, Lagos is South-West and Ekiti is South-West.
“When Ekiti had no APC governor, the South-West leadership gave the position to Ekiti to use as a political advantage for the APC strength in the state. And now that Oyo is the only South-West state without a progressive governor, the same gesture the South-West leaders extended to Ekiti was extended to Oyo and now Fayemi is rebelling.
“It looks like Fayemi doesn’t want APC to be strong in Oyo because of his friend, the governor of Oyo State but APC is not about individual pleasure but for the well being of all progressives,” he said.