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How Ajimobi Emerged APC Deputy Chair Despite Protest – Oshiomhole

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Why I Was Removed As APC National Chairman - Oshiomhole

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has revealed that majority of the South-west had backed former Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as new National Deputy Chairman (South).

He made this known while speaking with State House correspondents on Friday after introducing Ajimobi to President Muhammadu Buhari.

Naija News reports that Ajimobi replaced the current Minister of Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo, as National Deputy Chairman (South).

On why Ajimobi was still given the position, despite the protest by the Ekiti State chapter of the APC, where Adebayo represented, Oshiomhole said that the protest by one of the six states in the south-west region was not enough to stop the former governor.

He said: “We have six states in the South-West where the seat was zoned. Ekiti is the only one opposing it. As we always say, majority had their way and the minority had their say. That’s all.”

On why he was at the Presidential Villa, the APC National Chairman said he had come to introduce the new National Deputy Chairman (South) to Buhari.

Oshiomhole said: “I came to present or reintroduce Senator Ajimobi, whom the South-West nominated into the position of Deputy National Chairman, to Mr President. He has filled the vacancy created when Mr President appointed Adebayo as a minister.

“The President was excited and delighted to see him as one who will bring his wealth of experience to bear on the party.”

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.