Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has assured members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state that the party will not impose candidates for the various elective positions in the 2019 general election.
The governor, who gave the assurance while speaking at the Oyo South senatorial district meeting of the party, held in Ibadan yesterday, said the party would provide a level-playing ground for all the aspirants during the primary election.
He also said the APC leadership would support the best among all the gubernatorial aspirants to become the next governor of the state.
Ajimobi said the meeting was aimed at intimating members of what transpired at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the APC held in Abuja last week. He said the meeting was hinged on how to reposition the party for victory at the 2019 general election. “The meeting we held with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja last week was to fashion out ways of repositioning the party for victory in the 2019 general election. The meeting was also used to review the activities of our party.
“We also realised that some faceless people were behind the crisis that we experienced recently in our party in Oyo State that they were the one sponsoring the dissident group.
“I am however happy that despite the insinuations that our party membership has been depleted because of the actions of the group, we still have this huge presence of members here. This is an indication that we are on top of the game.
“It is very obvious that our party parades the best of aspirants, especially in terms of individual accomplishments, academic backgrounds as well as their respective loyalty to the party. Let me assure you all that the party leadership will create a l
evel playing field for you all,” he said.