APC southwest governors settle for Omisore, Kekemeke ahead of convention

Governors of the southwest belonging to the All Progressives Congress have settled for Hon. Issac Kekemeke and Chief Iyiola Omisore as consensus candidates for the post of national vice chairman and national secretary of the party.

The Cornet reports that the APC had fixed its national convention for March 26.

Kekemeke was a former speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly and pioneer chairman of the APC in the state.

Omisore, on his part, was a former deputy governor of Osun State and a governorship aspirant of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in 2018.

He would later join forces with now incumbent Governor Gboyega Oyetola to defeat Senator Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples Democratic Party in a rerun.

Announcing Kekemeke and Omisore’s nomination for the post, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu in a statement released by his commissioner of information, Donald Ojogo, warned against interference with their choices.

On Kekemeke, he said: “He has paid his dues and that is exactly what Mr. Governor has rallied his colleagues to reciprocate.

“Those who are peddling other stories such as national secretary outside Oyo and Osun axis are instruments in the hands of external forces desirous to create division among leaders in the Southwest to impose persons on the party.

“For emphasis, what we are going for is national vice chairman with Kekemeke as our candidate and not the national secretary.

“Those outside the Southwest, who are attempting to micro-zone our offices for us in Southwest are only creating unnecessary confusion and any such of their permutations outside the decision of stakeholders in the Southwest should be ignored.”

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