Battle for Oyo exco seats begins
Political appointment seekers have besieged the homes of prominent leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, following Monday’s dissolution of the State Executive Council.
The party’s Yemetu office in Ibadan, the state capital, was not spared.
It was gathered that many politicians had been keeping vigil at the Bashorun home of a prominent businessman and Ibadan chief.
Acting APC State Chairman Chief Akin Oke said the dissolution of the executive council was to consolidate on the administration’s achievements in the last two years.
Describing the lobby for political appointment as normal, Oke said: “It is a normal thing all over the world, especially when there is a dissolution of a cabinet. Those who feel they can be reconsidered will be lobbying and those who have worked for the party or who are close to some power brokers will also be lobbying. Its a normal thin, especially in a setting like ours.”
He said he was disappointed by some of the sacked appointees, who he said were not loyalty to the government and the party.
Oke said: “Some of these appointees did not know that their appointment demand unalloyed commitment and loyalty to the government and the party.
“ Maybe it was because of their technocrat background, but a political office is not the same as working for a company. They did not know that their appointment demanded absolute commitment and loyalty to the government and the party.
“This is politics and in politics, once you are appointed into a political office, absolute loyalty and commitment are required.”
Oke said the governor and some party leaders will meet today to discuss issues relating to the dissolution.
He said Ajimobi was taking his time to ensure that qualified persons are appointed.