Ahead of the forth coming All Progressives Congress (APC) National Convention on February 26, Dapo Abiodun, the Ogun State Governor, has expressed confidence that the President, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari, is going to guide the ruling party appropriately to guarantee equitable zoning.
Abiodun made this known on Friday when he led a delegation of past state leaders on a thank-you visit to Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
According to the Governor, the President will continue to provide the direction to move the party forward.
Governor Abiodun, however, said he was not in the position to advise the party on zoning, stating that the party is working on the formula, which he said will be determined after the National Executive Council approves it.
On the party’s zoning, he said, “I will be hesitant to delve into the details of this because, one, I’m not in any position or capacity to advise the party. I am a governor, a member of the party. And I will continue to be guided by the party leadership and in line with party discipline.”
“We have a President in place; we are the party that’s in government. Our President is the leader of the party. I believe that His Excellency, Mr President, will continue to offer us the required guidance and do what we need to do under his leadership.”
“I am not sure that I am capable or have the capacity to begin to advise the party when I am just a member of the party and a governor, and the party has a leader who is the President. We are aware that the party is working on zoning, and when that is formalised and ratified by NEC, then it will be made public, so we’ll know where the chairman of the party will come from, we’ll know where the President will come from, and things will evolve in their own time.”
On the aim of their visit, the Governor said he and his crew were in the Villa to appreciate the President for his recent visit to the state to commission several landmark projects, which included the 42km Sagamu Interchange–Abeokuta dual carriageway, the new Kobape Housing Estate, located on the Sagamu Abeokuta Interchange, and the first phase of Kings Court Estate, Abeokuta, developed by the Ogun State Property and Investment Corporation.
Buhari had said that the new roads would cut travel time considerably, hailing Abiodun for also working tirelessly security and other projects that benefit the lives of the people of the state.
The Governor was accompanied by the former governor of the state, Olusegun Osoba; Chairman of the Council of Obas, Babatunde Ajayi; former deputy governor, Salimot Badru, and a foremost industrialist, Sulaiman Adegunwa.
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