Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (South), Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has called on all stakeholders of the ruling party to continue to maintain peace.
Ajimobi stated this on Tuesday night after the APC NWC named him acting National Chairman.
He was named the acting national chairman following an Appeal Court ruling affirming the suspension of the substantive Chairman, Adams Oshiomole.
In a statement by his Special Adviser, Communication and Strategy, Bolaji Tunji, the former Oyo governor also assured party stakeholders that he would soon convene a National Executive Committee meeting of the party.
The statement read in part, “Senator Ajimobi took over the leadership of the party in line with Section 14 subsection 3 of the APC constitution that states that, “the Deputy National Chairman shall act as the National Chairman in the absence of the National Chairman from his zone”.
The former Oyo governor was further quoted as saying a meeting of the National Executive Council would “be called soon” to resolve all contentious issues.
“We should therefore let peace continue to reign until we call the NEC meeting and take a position on the way forward,” he said.
Ajimobi took over as the Deputy National Chairman in March 2020 when the NWC wrote a letter to the South-West to nominate a candidate for the vacant position of the Deputy National Chairman (South) after the position became vacant with the appointment of Otunba Niyi Adebayo as a minister.
The appointment of Senator Ajimobi received the support of five of the Six South West states of Oyo, Ondo, Osun, Ogun and Lagos with Ekiti alone protesting the nomination.
Ajimobi’s appointment into the NWC was further affirmed by a Federal High Court.