The Ogun State All Progressives Congress (APC) has elected Chief Yemi Sanusi as the new State Chairman of the party.
The election was held on Saturday during the State Congress of the party, at the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Among the new executives committee were; Yemi Sanusi, Aderibigbe Tella and Tunde Oladunjoye as Chairman, Secretary and Publicity secretary, among other State officials.
While hailing the progress of the election, Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun hailed the chieftains and members of the party (APC) for the peaceful conduct of the State Congress of the party.
Abiodun, who spoke after the election of 37 state officials of the party described the exercise as a transparent and inclusive process.
He also declared the congress which was conducted by the 7-man State Congress Committee led by Hon. Bayo Ohu and witnessed by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) led by the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Ogun, Olusegun Agbaje, as free and fair.
The governor, however, urged the new executive committee which had Yemi Sanusi, Aderibigbe Tella and Tunde Oladunjoye as chairman, secretary and publicity secretary, respectively, to work assiduously for the party and position it for victory come 2023.
In his earlier remark, Chairman of the Congress Committee, Bayo Ohu, informed that all aspirants for different elective positions of the party were duly screened on Friday.
He maintained that any congress held outside the MKO Abiola Stadium was nothing but an “exercise in futility”.
Ohu said the committee had the mandate of the National Working Committee of the party to monitor the exercise.
He submitted that 1,730 delegates participated in the congress which was conducted in a peaceful atmosphere.
Ohu said the congress monitored by the officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) which included the State Resident Electoral Commissioner, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, was in line with Article 12.7 of the party’s constitution.
The election was conducted largely by voice votes as some contestants withdrew at the congress venue.