The Governors of South-West have thrown their weight behind former APC state chairman, Hon. Duerimini Isaacs Kekemeke, in the race for the position of National Vice Chairman(South West).
This was disclosed in a statement signed by Daniel Ojogo, an aide to Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State and chairman South-West Governors’ Forum.
It read, “It should be noted that critical stakeholders in the south-west had earlier microzoned the positions that were brought to the region. Among these were the National Vice Chairman which was retained in Ondo and the Secretary which was microzoned to the Oyo/Osun axis.
“Succinctly, Kekemeke’s aspiration is not just an Ondo project; it’s a Southwest project. He has paid his dues and that is exactly what Mr Governor has rallied his colleagues to reciprocate. Those who are peddling other stories such as national secretary outside Oyo and Osun axis are instruments in the hands of external forces desirous to create division amongst leaders in the South west in order to impose persons on the Party.
“For emphasis, what we are going for is national vice chairman with Kekemeke as our candidate and not national secretary. Those outside the southwest who are attempting to microzone our offices for us in Southwest are only creating unnecessary confusion and any such of their permutations outside the decision of stakeholders in the Southwest should be ignored.”