National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, yesterday, in Abuja, presented Senator Abiola Ajimobi, to President Muhammadu Buhari, as the newly appointed Deputy National Chairman (South) of the party. Ajimobi was the immediate past governor of Oyo State.
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Speaking with the press in the State House, after presenting Ajimobi to the president, Oshiomhole said the former governor was not a strange face to the president having played notable roles at the pioneering stages of the party.
According to Oshiomhole, the President was glad to have him coming on board of the party leadership of the party with a wealth of experience as a former governor, senator.
“I came essentially to present the former governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, whom the South-west has nominated to fill the void arising from the vacancy of the Deputy National Chairman, South, created by the appointment of the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment.
“Of course, Mr. President already knows him. He hosted us a couple of times when he was governor of Oyo State and played a pioneering role in the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Obviously, he is not a stranger to the president. It’s just a way of formality that I have to present him.
“Mr. President was delighted about someone with his background – a complete gentleman. He has been in the oil industry, a senator and a two-term governor. So, he will bring on board a wealth of experience that will help to reinforce the quality of leadership of the All Progressives Congress,” he said.
Senator Abiola Ajimobi was appointed by the South-west caucus of the party, to fill the vacant position created by the appointment of a former governor of Ekiti State, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, as the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment by the president.