- Senator Abiola Ajimobi has reacted to his emergence as the new APC acting national chairman
- The former governor of Oyo state says he will convene a NEC meeting of the party soon
- There are, however, rumours that Ajimboi is currently ill due to COVID-19 complications
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Senator Abiola Ajimobi has stated that he will convene a National Executive Council meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) soon.
The former governor of Oyo state was reacting to his emergence as the APC acting national chairman on Tuesday, June 16.
Before his emergence as the APC leader, Ajimobi was the deputy national chairman (south) of the party.
He takes over from Comrade Adams Oshiomhole who was thrown out of the position by an Appeal Court verdict.
Ajimobi, however, called on all APC stakeholders to continue to observe the peace as he assumes the position as acting national chairman of the ruling party.
Ajimobi spoke through his special adviser, communication and strategy, Bolaji Tunji after he took over the leadership of the party in line with Section 14 subsection 3 of the APC constitution that states that, “the deputy national chairman shall act as the national chairman in the absence of the national chairman from his zone.”
According to a statement by the spokesman to the acting national chairman, the NEC will aim at resolving 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.
Meanwhile, recent media reports suggest Ajimobi is critically ill with COVID-19 complications.
According to the reports, he has been on admission in Lagos at the First Cardiology Consultants Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos.
He is said to have been on a ventilator for over one week as doctors battle to keep him alive and has since slipped into a coma.
A corporate board veteran turned politician, Ajimobi had expressed solidarity with his successor, Governor Seyi Makinde as the latter tested positive to coronavirus.
Ajimobi told newsmen in Ibadan that testing positive to COVID-19 was not a death sentence, commending Makinde for his bravery.
“Immediately I heard that my brother, Gov. Seyi Makinde’s test came back positive, I sent him a text message to express solidarity with him and wish him a quick recovery and God’s protection,” he said.
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