Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, Wednesday said he would in conjunction with some select elders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the pacesetter state meet with aspirants under the platform of the party during the weekend to adopt consensus candidates for the forthcoming general elections.
As of last week, 14 candidates had officially signified interest in running for the governorship position of the state under the APC.
Ajimobi opined that it was wrong to encourage all of them to waste 22.5 million naira on nomination forms when it is only one of them that will emerge at the end of the day.
Speaking at the APC Oyo Central Senatorial District stakeholders’ meeting held at Durbar Stadium in Oyo, Ajimobi noted that the party was more united and had the best of candidates than any other party in the state.
“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.
He noted that the essence of the meeting was to appeal to some of the candidates so as not to waste their resources on futility.
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“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.