- The Ekiti state chapter of the APC faults reports claiming that it endorsed the former governor of Oyo, Abiola Ajimobi, for the position of the deputy national chairman (south)
- The spokesperson, for the Ekiti state APC, Sam Oluwalana, describes the claim that it endorsed Ajimobi as false
- The chapter insists that the nominee from Ekiti, Senator Gbenga Aluko, remains the best and most qualified for the position in the spirit of equity and fair- play
The Ekiti state chapter of the APC has dissociated itself from a report claiming that it endorsed the former governor of Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi, for the position of the deputy national chairman (south).
The part in a statement on Thursday, February 6, by its spokesperson, Sam Oluwalana, described the claim that it endorsed Ajimobi as false, The Nation newspaper reports.
Oluwalana insisted that stated that in the spirit of equity and fair- play, the nominee from Ekiti, Senator Gbenga Aluko, remains the best and most qualified for the position.
The Ekiti APC said there was no mention of any sort of endorsement at the APC zonal meeting held in Osogbo, Osun state capital on Wednesday, February 5.
The party insisted that Ekiti APC must be given the opportunity to fill the slot.
In another news, though the general election is over and the next one is still far away, political activities are still in top gear as politicians align, realign and strategise mainly to protect their interests.
Months after, it appears the APC has learnt its lesson as it begins to re-accommodate ex- and new members with a view to boosting its numeric strength ahead of the next poll.
On Thursday, February 6, the APC received a great boost as it received over 5,000 defectors from the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) and the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in Ibadan Southwest local government. The Nation reports that the defectors were led by a former commissioner in the state, Chief Lowo Obisesan.
The Nation reports that the defectors were led by a former commissioner in the state, Chief Lowo Obisesan.
Still on politics, some of the political parties which were deregistered by the Independent National Electoral Commission’s (INEC) on Thursday, February 7, have condemned the electoral body's action. INEC had said the parties were deregistered due to their failure to win at least one political seat in the 2019 general elections.
Reacting to the development, Okey Chikwendum, said the electoral body's action is against the constitution, Premium Times reports.
Chikwendum also described the INEC's action as “an evidence of misplaced priority”.
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