With less than one week to the much anticipated March 26th date for the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention, the Southwest geo-political zone has announced candidates to fill positions allocated to the region.
Naija News understands Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, who is the coordinator of the Southwest Governors Forum, announced the nominations yesterday.
According to Akeredolu, those nominated for the positions are Mr. Isaac Kekemeke (Ondo State) as National Vice Chairman (Southwest) and Senator Iyiola Omisore (Osun) as National Secretary.
He warned those with other interests against going against the general interest of the region.
Speaking through his Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Donald Ojogo, Akeredolu warned that those peddling other names for the positions allocated to the southwest should desist from causing confusion.
Particularly, he emphasized that Kekemeke who is a former Secretary to the Ondo State government and one-time Attorney-General has been presented for the National Vice Chairmanship position and not National Secretary.
He said: “He has paid his dues and that is exactly what Mr. Governor has rallied his colleagues to reciprocate.
“Those who are peddling other stories such as national secretary outside Oyo and Osun axis are instruments in the hands of external forces desirous to create division among leaders in the Southwest to impose persons on the party.
“For emphasis, what we are going for is national vice chairman with Kekemeke as our candidate and not the national secretary. Those outside the Southwest, who are attempting to micro-zone our offices for us in Southwest are only creating unnecessary confusion and any such of their permutations outside the decision of stakeholders in the Southwest should be ignored.”