Former Deputy national youth leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Afeez Bolaji Repete, has slammed some leaders of the party for not considering members of the party in Oyo State for offices at the national level.
According to the Nigerian Tribune Newspaper, Repete said this announcing his withdrawal from the Vice-Chairmanship race during the national convention of the party held in Abuja at the weekend.
His words: “I would like to set the record straight. It has been the tradition of the southwest zone of our party that any state in the southwest without a sitting governor always has the highest office zoned to the southwest.
“But unfortunately, our leaders are not being sensitive to the plight of members from Oyo State at this point in time when our state is being governed by an opposition party and this is very sad. Oyo State is the only state without a sitting governor in the southwest, it happened in 2014 when Ekiti was being governed by an opposition party.
“The highest office zoned to the south-west was given to Ekiti State. Why is the case of Oyo State different now? But for the love I have for the party, the leaders in the south-west and the love I have for Senator Abiola Ajimobi’s political dynasty, I hereby withdraw my national vice-chairman (south-west).”