The Six State Chairmen of the Defunct CPC Caucus in the Southwest have declared their support for Sulaimon Abiodun Oyaremi (Oyo State) as their favourite candidate for the post of national secretary.
This was contained in a statement released on Tuesday March 15, 2022.
The statement reads:
“The six (6) State Chairmen of the defunct CPC Caucus in the Southwest APC under the Coordination of Pince Lanre Rufai of Lagos State, make this Press Release to state our position regarding the office of the National Secretary of APC which naturally should be Micro Zoned to Oyo State without any intrigue.
“And, to correct the erroneous impression that, Chief Iyiola Omisore of Osun State has been chosen by the southwest leaders for the position.
“That, we believe the position of the National Secretary of our great party, the APC should unaguably go to Oyo State to strengthen the state for the 2023 Gubernatorial election since the state does not have a sitting APC Governor.
“That, the National Leadership of our great party should be sensitive to various tendencies within the party in the southwest so as to ensure inclusiveness (the defunct CPC Caucus in Southwest APC as a case in point) and, to also take a keen interest in ensuring that Oyo State goes into 2023 elections with maximum strength by supporting the micro-zoning of the National Secretary position to Oyo State.
“That, it is ERRONEOUS for anyone to declare a particular person (in this case, Chief Iyiola Omisore or Osun State as we have it in the news) as the Southwest Candidate while consultations are still on-going.
“As we can also observe in the news, some strong leaders within the Southwest APC are already faulting the Erroneous claim of a Southwest Candidate when consensus is yet to be reached.
“We pray and encourage leaders of our great party the APC in the Southwest to ensure they attain TRUE CONSENSUS on this issue and not plunged our party into avoidable crisis.
Recall that after the video showing the kegs of fuel being distributed went viral, the Lagos state government frowned at the act, insisting that it was dangerous and could lead to loss of lives and property.
A statement released by the state Commissioner of Information, Gbenga Omotoso, revealed the case was being investigated and all those involved would be made to account for it.