The leadership of the South West Caucus of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has denied a report by a national newspaper that the South West Caucus of the party has approved the appointment of the immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, as the Deputy National Chairman of the APC at the Osogbo meeting of the party’s leadership.
In a release signed by the APC Zonal Publicity Secretary, Rt. Hon. Karounwi Oladapo, the South West APC described the story of the endorsement as “fabricated and a complete falsehood,” adding that nothing like that happened in the said meeting.
While calling on members of the public and APC members in the South West to disregard such claims in its entirety, Oladapo wondered how the leadership caucus in Abuja could ratify a non-existent endorsement and approval, as claimed in the publication.
He said, “As the Zonal Publicity Secretary, statutorily responsible for dissemination of news and information from the Zonal Caucus, I did not issue any statement after the Osogbo meeting, because I was not authorized to so do.
“Where then did Tribune obtain its information? We expect the Tribune to take seriously any matter that can put its integrity into question.
“Once again, I will like to reiterate the statement of the National Vice Chairman South West and the Chairman of the South West Zonal Caucus, Pastor Bankole Oluwajana, that the APC never approved nor endorsed any candidate at its Osogbo meeting and that the APC national leadership will resolve who among the duo of Senators Gbenga Aluko and Ajimobi will occupy the vacant seat at the appropriate time.”