Governor of Oyo State, Abiola Ajimobi, on Saturday, 8th of September, called on members of his cabinet, aspiring to contest elective positions in the 2019 general elections to resign immediately at a meeting with governorship aspirants from All Progressives Congress, Ibadan.
The governor said that it was mandatory that they resign their appointments immediately, adding that some of them no longer have time for their jobs.
Ajimobi also stated that resigning would give them the opportunity to concentrate on their aspirations while providing others opportunity to serve.
“We still have some months to the end of this administration. They either stay or leave for others to have the opportunity to serve.
“You will see that some will not resign. We want to reduce the gamblers.
“We want people who are serious; those who are seriously committed to either seeking offices or focused on governance,” he said.
Among those present were former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, Dr Olusola Ayandele, Chief Niyi Akintola (SAN), and Sen. Abdulfatai Buhari.
It was however reported that the Deputy Governor, Chief Moses Adeyemo, and the Minister of Communications, Alhaji Adebayo Shittu, who had both signified interest in the governorship race, were absent at the meeting.
The meeting, which was inconclusive, was postponed till Sunday (today), 9th of September, when a communique signed by the aspirants would be made available.
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