Politicians in the South-West from the defunct Congress for Progressives Change within the All Progressives Congress, APC may lose out at the national convention as they have been rejected by governors in their region
According to the Punch, a former Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, who is running for the national secretary of the APC; and the Executive Director, Niger Delta Power Holding, Ife Oyedele, are being resisted by the APC governors in the South-West.
It was also learnt that a former Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Iyiola Omisore, might be endorsed as the national secretary ahead of a former Oyo State Commissioner for Finance, Zaccheus Adedeji.
Also, Dayo Israel was tipped to emerge as the national youth leader of the APC. Sources told The PUNCH that the unity list of the South-West governors was expected to be released in the coming days.
A top source in the APC said, “There are attempts by some people in Abuja to impose some of the CPC elements on the South-West. Let me restate that the governors are the leaders of the party. We have met and have micro-zoned the positions given to our region.
‘’We will not tolerate any interference from outside. Shittu, Oyedele and others have lost out completely.’’