Abiodun, Osoba, APC Caucus Meet Over Ogun Commissioners List
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Friday, met with members of the state caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on the list of his cabinet members and other pertinent issues in the party.
The meeting, which held behind closed doors at the APC state secretariat along Abiola Way, Abeokuta, lasted about four hours. A former governor of the state, Chief Olusegun Osoba and serving and former political office holders as well as prominent chieftains of the party, were in attendance.
The participants included Senator Tolu Odebiyi, Senator Lanre Tejuoso, Senator Adegbenga Kaka, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, Prince Segun Adesegun, Chief Bode Mustapha, Hon. Adekunle Adesina, Hon. Titi Oseni-Gomez, Hon. Olumide Osoba, Hon. Adekunle Adeyemi, and Chief Yemi Sanusi.
Saturday Telegraph reports that it was the first time both Abiodun and Osoba would attend meeting in the secretariat which was previously under the control of loyalists of the immediate past governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun.
However, Osoba declined to comment on the outcome of the closed door meeting, which came amid growing speculation of rancour over nomination of commissioners and cabinet members of the governor.
But briefing reporters after the meeting at about 7pm, Abiodun said it afforded him the opportunity to formally brief the state caucus on his administration’s activities over the last three and half months. The governor specifically disclosed that the meeting discussed impending plan to appoint caretaker chairmen to run the state’s 20 local government areas and 37 Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) following the expiration of the tenure of the elected chairmen. “Generally, it was an opportunity for leadership at the caucus level to ventilate and for us as governor to pass information to them.
At the end of the day, we had a very fruitful deliberation,” he stated. Asked if the meeting discussed the list of his commissioners, Abiodun simply said he shared with the participants the process that would require them to also contribute to nomination of candidates for the cabinet. He said: “Yes, it was not on the table for discussion per se; it was part of what I informed the caucus about, that very soon, our cabinet will be formed and I shared with them the process that will take place.
“And because I’ve said this government will be participatory, I shared with them the process that would require them to also contribute to that nomination of candidates for commissioners.”
Meanwhile, Abiodun has constituted a 51-member Governors’ Elders Council (GEC) comprising of critical stakeholders in the state chapter of APC.
– Goldmyne TV