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Ekiti APC stakeholders reject appointment slots for Fayose

A group of stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State yesterday expressed disappointment at the way Governor Biodun Oyebanji’s recent appointments have favoured opposition figures in the state.

The stakeholders specifically singled out various slots allegedly given to the political associates of former Governor Ayodele Fayose in the appointment of special advisers (SAs) and senior special assistants (SSAs), among others.

The group wondered that, in spite of their numerous sacrifices and contributions to the success of the party in the last governorship elections, appointments are being given to known figures in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti yesterday and signed by its convener, Prince Aderobaki Adeleye, the stakeholders described the action of the governor as unacceptable and capable of creating division in the APC.

“We therefore call on the national leadership of our party to rein in Governor Oyebanji to urgently correct these missteps in the overall interest and wellbeing of members of our party,” he said.

But the State Publicity Secretary of the APC, Segun Dipe, dismissed the claims of the stakeholders as unfounded and in bad faith.

According to Dipe, the governor has been deferring to the party before making any appointments, adding that Oyebanji made it clear from inception that he would carry former governors along in his administration irrespective of their political inclinations.

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