The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has faulted speculations making the rounds that it was nominating the next ministerial candidate for the new cabinet expected to be inaugurated for President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term in office.
In a statement signed yesterday by the APC Chairman, Chief Akin Oke, the party said the President has not contacted it for nomination of candidates for the ministerial slot.
The statement said: “To set the record straight, there was never a time Mr. President or any of his aides contacted us for ministerial nomination and as such, we could not have made any effort to suggest or nominate anyone to represent the state in the new cabinet. More so, such nomination and appointment is the prerogative of Mr. President and the law of the land is clear on this.
“As much as we crave for the appointment of a competent hand from our dear state, who would add value to the cause of a better nation and contribute his quota to the revitalization of Oyo APC, we have no reason to influence President Buhari’s choice of nominee.”