Federal Cabinet: Oyo APC dumps Ajimobi, others…Say we can’t influence Buhari’s choice.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State has dissociated itself from. speculations in some quarters that it was nominating candidate to represent the state in the new cabinet expected to be put in place by President Muhammadu Buhari.
There have been speculation and heresay in some sections of the media alleging that the party leadership in the state has a prefered ministerial nominee from the state.
In a statement released by the party in Ibadan on Tuesday and signed by the State Chairman, Chief Akin Oke, the party said it was shocked that “a national newspaper of Nigerian Tribune status could throw caution into the wind by adding flesh to the unfounded rumour in its last Sunday Edition, when it published a story of a fake nomination which it could not even substantiate.
“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.”