Oyo State Governor ‘Ajimobi’ and President Buhari Set to Clash Over Ministerial Nominee


Oyo state Governor, Abiola Ajimobi is reportedly unhappy with President Muhammadu Buhari over the nomination of Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu for ministerial appointment.

Abiola Ajimobi, governor of Oyo state, is unhappy with President Muhammadu Buhari’s nomination of Abdur-Raheem Adebayo Shittu for ministerial appointment, TheCable has been told.

Shittu, a former attorney-general of the state, former lawmaker in the Oyo state house of assembly in the second republic, and former governorship candidate of Buhari’s defunct party, the Congress for Progressive change (CPC), was exclusively reported by TheCable as one of the names on the list of ministerial nominees sent to the senate on Wednesday.

Following the report, Ajimobi and his loyalists in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been meeting to consider whatever last-minute options are available towards scuttling Shittu’s emergence as minister, ahead of the senate’s unveiling of the nominees on Tuesday.

After discovering Buhari’s choice from oyo state, Ajimobi reportedly cancelled all his engagements for the day and convened an emergency meeting with his loyalists. At “one of the nocturnal meetings”, Akin Oke, state chairman of the party, was quoted to have said: “Shittu is not the choice of our party in this state.”


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