The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu is absent at the ongoing meeting between Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state and gubernatorial aspirants under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state ahead of the 2019 elections.
Among the aspirants who have however, arrived the governor’s lodge, venue of the meeting as at 4.15 p.m include former governor, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, Commissioner for Health, Dr. Azeez Adeduntan and Mr. Joseph Tegbe.
Others are: former Head of Service, Mr. Soji Eniade; Secretary to the state government, Mr. Olalekan Alli and Mr. Isacc Omodewu
One of the member of Adebayo Shittu Campaign Organization who doesn’t want his name mentioned told insideoyo.com that the Honorable Minister the obtain his form on Monday.
Recall that Insideoyo.com had earlier reported that the Governor is to meet the over 30 governorship aspirants on Saturday while the meeting with the aspirants for the Senate, House of Representatives and House of Assembly is scheduled for Sunday.
The Governor spoke at the Oyo Central Senatorial Meeting, which held at Durban Stadium, Oyo Town, Oyo.
The meeting according to the governor is to discuss and appease to the aspirants on the possibility of some aspirants stepping down to streamline the large number of aspirants.
The governor added that the effort will also hope to help aspirants avoid wasting money in the purchase of nomination forms but possible agree on a consensus candidate assuring that he will never impose any candidate on the people.
The national leadership of the party had recently released its schedule and timetable of activities stipulating Wednesday, 12th, September as the deadline for the collection and submission of nomination forms.