The National Chairman of All Progressives Congress(APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has explained why the party picked the immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Sen. Abiola Ajimobi as its Deputy National Chairman (South).
Oshiomhole gave the explanation while speaking to State House Correspondents at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Friday after introducing Ajimobi to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Ajimobi replaces Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo.
The party chairman was responding to a question on why Ajimobi was given the position despite protests by the Ekiti State chapter of the party where the former occupier of the office comes from.
According to Oshiomhole, majority of states in the South West settled for Ajimobi, adding that the protest by one of the six South West states, Ekiti, was not enough to stop the former governor.
“We have six states in the South West where the seat was zoned. Ekiti is the only one opposing it. As we always say, majority had their way and the minority had their say. That’s all,” he said.
Speaking about his mission to the Presidential Villa, Oshiomhole said he had come to introduce the new National Deputy Chairman(South) to the President, adding that Buhari was “excited” to receive Ajimobi and saw him as a man with the wealth of experience to contribute to the growth of the party.