The All Progressives Congress in Oyo State, has reacted to the rumour that it is forcing a ministerial candidate on President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of his second term inauguration on May 29.
There had been speculations that the leadership of the party in the state are support a candidate for the ministerial slot against the will of other contenders.
In a statement released by the APC chairman in Oyo State, Akin Oke, he stated that the President has not gotten across to him for nomination of any candidate.
“To set the record straight, there was never a time Mr. President or any of his aides contacted us for ministerial nomination and as such, we could not have made any effort to suggest or nominate anyone to represent the state in the new cabinet.”
“Moreso, such nomination and appointment is the prerogative of Mr. President and the law of the land is clear on this.”
“As much as we crave for the appointment of a competent hand from our dear state, who would add value to the cause of a better nation and contribute his quota to the revitalisation of Oyo APC, we have no reason to influence President Buhari’s choice of nominee.”