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Another confusion in APC as Ajimobi takes over as chairman, vows to convene ‘elusive’ NEC meeting

It was a dramatic scene in the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the Deputy National Chairman, South of the party and immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi takes over as the acting National Chairman of the party.

Ajimobi has promptly assured party members that he would soon convey the ‘elusive’ National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting to resolve all contending issues in the party.

He sued for peace among stakeholders and members across the various strata of the party.

The acting National Chairman spoke, on Tuesday night, through his Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Bolaji Tunji, in the aftermath of the order of the Court of Appeal affirming the suspension of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole as National Chairman.

Ajimobi took over the leadership of the party in line with Section 14 subsection 3 of the APC constitution that states: “The Deputy National Chairman shall act as the National Chairman in the absence of the National Chairman from his zone”.

He said a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC), would be called soon to resolve all contentious issues.

“We should therefore let peace continue to reign until we call the NEC meeting and take a position on the way forward,” he said.

Ajimobi took over as the Deputy National Chairman in March 2020 when the NWC wrote a letter to the Southwest to nominate a candidate for the vacant position following the appointment of Otunba Niyi Adebayo as Minister.

His appointment received support of five of the Six South West states of Oyo, Ondo, Osun, Ogun and Lagos with Ekiti protesting.

Ajimobi’s appointment into the NWC was further affirmed by a Federal High Court. (the nation)

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