Govenor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State has said that he would in conjunction with some leaders of Alł Progressives Congress (APC) meet with aspirants of the party on Saturday to pick consensus governorship and other elective candidates.
He stated that it would be wrong to encourage governorship aspirants to waste 22.5 million naira on nomination forms without emerging as the consensus candidate.
The goverynor spoke on Wednesday during the APC Oyo Central Senatorial District stakeholders’ meeting held at Durbar Stadium in Oyo.
The senatorial district comprises 11 local governments – Afijio, Atiba, Akinyele, Egbeda, Lagelu, Oluyole, Oyo East, Oyo West, Ogo-Oluwa, Ona-Ara and Surulere.
“We are going to meet with all the aspirants at the Government House in Ibadan on Saturday by 12 noon, while we will meet with aspiring lawmakers on Sunday at the same venue and time,” NAN quoted him as saying.
Ajimobi said the essence of the meeting, particularly those aspiring to be governor was to appeal to some of them to possibly step down and avoid waste of resources.
“Monday is the last day to obtain the governorship nomination form. We don’t want all our aspirants to collect the form and waste their resources when we can talk to them.
“All of them are qualified, with intimidating profiles, but only one of them will emerge. We can still ensure everyone is engaged in one area or the other for them to partake,” he said.
The Governor assured members of the public that APC remained the party to beat, adding none of the other parties was enjoying the unity and cohesion that exists in party.