South-West APC: Buhari Is Yet To Inform Us Of His Interest

Remigio Civitarese
Ottobre 13, 2017

Meanwhile, Rotimi Amaechi, the former governor of Rivers state now minister of transport, said the 2019 governorship elections in the state will be fair and free.

"We tried to review our position and we are pleased to see that as a party, we are doing all we can to have Ekiti back into the APC".

Serving and former Governors, Ministers, Senators, House of Rep members and other major stakeholders in the APC from the South West have arrived at the Oyo State Governor's office for a stakeholders' meeting to discuss salient issues affecting the region and its progress.

The party's National Leader, Senator Bola Tinubu, who was billed to attend the meeting reportedly shelved the decision at the last minute "because of stomach ache", according to Chief Akande, the group's Spokesman.

"He has not told us that he is contesting again".

Akande, however, assured that the leaders of the party in the zone will have no option than to support and work for him (Buhari) if he was lucky to have the ticket of the party in 2019.

The ex-Governor of Osun state said that "The President has not told us he will re-contest in 2019".

The governors of Oyo, Lagos, Osun, Ogun and Ekiti states are now attending the All Progressives Congress (APC) Southwest Stakeholders' Forum in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Also in attendance were the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun; a former Oyo State governor, Adebayo Alao-Akala; a former Osun State governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yussuff Lasun; and the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu.

"Restructuring is not our language, go and ask those who are advocating restructuring to define it".

He said; "The decision of this meeting is not about that, the decision of the meeting advise the country to allow the state that have land to farm".

Mr. Ajimobi said, "Let me state here that as leaders, it is incumbent on us to brainstorm and forge a unity of objective which will be beneficial to the people who have put us into these leadership positions". We are concerned about the services of our government to the people rather than electoral matters.

He said that the meeting assessed the performance of governors, National Assembly members and those appointed into the Federal Executive Council from the region and was satisfied with their stewardship so far.

The governor stated, "Our meeting today presents a veritable ground for us to reconnect with our political root and keep re-engaging ourselves as people whom nature has entrusted with the political leadership of the region at this material time".

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