To be fair and just and in order to put the party in good position ahead of the 2023 elections, a former reps member, Adedapo Lam-Adesina, has said the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, deserves the slot than any other state.
The young Lam-Adesina, who represented Ibadan North East/South East federal constituency between 2015 and 2019, made this known in a statement Wednesday morning in Ibadan, the state capital.
According to the son of late former governor Lam Adesina, all the governors in the southwest region from Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), Dapo Abiodun (Ogun) and Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos) should team up and make sure Oyo, which is the only state without an APC administration, gets the slot.
“With due respect to our leaders in the southwest, I want to implore them to allow justice and fairness to prevail in the selection of those who will fill national leadership positions of our party during next Saturday’s convention.
“When Ekiti didn’t have an APC governor, all the leaders unanimously zoned the party’s deputy national chairman (south) to the state. It was the highest position zoned to the South West.
“Also, Ondo, Ekiti’s neighbour got the national vice-chairmanship slot which should have gone to either Lagos/Ogun or Oyo/Osun zone.
“H.E (Chief) Segun Oni was deputy national chairman while Chief Pius Akinyelure was national vice-chairman.
“When Chief Segun Oni resigned, former governor H.E Niyi Adebayo replaced him, despite the fact that Ekiti had won the 2018 election. Chief Pius Akinyelure was replaced by his kinsman— Chief Kole Oluwajana.
“I have taken time to remind us about all this in order to let our leaders see reason why Oyo should be allowed to take the highest position zoned to the south west.
“We are working on winning the 2023 election in Oyo and having a top position zoned to us will put us in good stead.
“From Asiwaju Bola Tinubu to Vice President, H.E (Professor) Yemi Osinbajo, Baba Bisi Akande, Rt.Hon Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila, H.E (Dr) Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), H.E Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), H.E (Chief) Rotimi Akeredolu (Ondo), H.E (Alhaji) Gboyega Oyetola (Osun), and H.E (Chief) Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), we appeal that our state should be allowed to fill the position,” Lam-Adesina appealed.