Abiola Ajimobi, the Oyo State Governor, Monday gave members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) the assurance that candidates of the party in the forthcoming general elections will emerge through free, fair and credible primaries.
Ajimobi said this while addressing party faithful from Oyo South Senatorial District in Ibadan. He reiterated that he would pitch his tent with the best candidate out of the gubernatorial aspirants.
According to Daily Post, the meeting was attended by aspirants for various political offices and party faithful from the senatorial district comprising nine local governments.
The governor explained that the purpose of the meeting was to intimate members of the outcome of the Party’s NEC meeting which held last week Thursday.
Ajimobi said: “The meeting we held with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja last week was to fashion out ways of repositioning the party for victory in the 2019 general elections. The meeting was also used to review the activities of our party.
“We also realized that some faceless people were behind the crisis that we experienced recently in our party in Oyo State that they were the one sponsoring the dissident group.
“I am however happy that despite the insinuations that our party membership has been depleted because of the actions of the group, we still have this huge presence of members here. This is an indication that we are on top of the game.
“It is very obvious that our party parades the best of aspirants, especially in terms of individual accomplishments, academic backgrounds as well as their respective loyalty to the party. Let me assure you all that the party leadership will create a level playing field for you all.
“The issue is not that I prefer some gubernatorial aspirants than the other. Indeed, I encouraged all of them to join the race. They are all my people and they are all equally qualified.
“Let me assure you once again that I will never impose any candidate but we will support any candidate who has the capacity to win”