BREAKING: Ex-commissioner, Omodewu, emerges APC chairman in Oyo

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Former Commissioner for Lands and Housing in Oyo State,  Ajiboye Omodewu, has been elected as the new chairman of the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress.

He was elected by card-carrying members of the party at Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Oke-Ado, Ibadan, on Saturday.

Reports gathered noted that his emergence was a sequel to a motion for the affirmation of the names of the state executive members of the party which was moved by a member of the House of Representatives, Dokun Odebunmi.

The motion was seconded by a former majority leader of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Kehinde Subair.

The congress was supervised by the Secretary of the APC state congress committee, Abdullahi Bello.

Bello, who is the APC chairman in Kogi State, maintained that a consensus agreement was reached to conduct the congress.

The names of all the executive members were read by the committee and were affirmed by the party members who were present.

The congress which was held Saturday afternoon had the presence of officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Other executive members of the party who emerged at the congress included Alhaji Laide Abass, who emerged as Deputy Chairman; Mojeed Olaoya who emerged as Oyo South Senatorial Chairman; Joshua Oyebamiji who emerged as Oyo Central senatorial chairman; and Tunde Oloyede who emerged as Oyo North senatorial chairman.

Some of the leaders of the party who were present at the congress included Senator Teslim Folarin, Alhaji Yunus Akintunde and Chief Lowo Obisesan.

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