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Oyo APC Swears In Factional Chairman, Excos

The leadership and acceptance crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Oyo State deepened on Friday when a factional chairman, Alhaji Abu Gbadamosi, was sworn in.

The swearing in ceremony of the parallel state executives held at Trans Wonderland Plc, popularly known as Amusement Park, Bodija, Ibadan.


The oath was administered on Gbadamosi by Barr. kehinde Owoade of MFN chambers.

Major stakeholders of Oyo APC had unanimously rejected Isaac Omodewu recognised as chairman by National Secretariat of the party.

They hinged their argument on the fact that the congress that produced him (Omodewu) was flawed and had earlier been rejected by the national caretaker committee of the party.

Some of the leaders that were on ground to witness the swearing in Gbadamosi as a parallel chairman was Senator Ayo Adeseun

Other leaders who had publicly rejected the Omodewu- led state executive include Minister of Youths and Sports, Chief Sunday Dare; former Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu; Senator Olufemi Lanlehin; Senator Soji Akanbi; Senator Fatai Buhari, representing Oyo North Senatorial district; Chief Adebayo Adelabu, 2019 gubernatorial candidate of the party and Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle, Chairman of Nigeria Lotteries Regulatory Commission.

Others were: Professor Adeolu Akande, Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission; Dr Ismail Adewusi, Post-Master General of the Federation; Zacch Adedeji Adelabu, Executive Secretary of Nigerian Sugar Development Council; Chief Joseph Tegbe, a gubernatorial aspirant; Dr Azeez Adeduntan, former Commissioner for Health, and Hon Wale Murphy Olatunji, Chairman, National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM) among others.

On Thursday’s night, police took over the party’s permanent secretariat at Oke-Ado, Ibadan.

It was gathered the operatives, who arrived the Secretariat in about five patrol vans around 9:30pm, were seen at strategic spots within the Oke Ado area.

The reason for the take-over could not be confirmed as at the time of filing this report.

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