Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has said that the endorsement of Adams Oshiomole for the position of the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress by President Muhammadu Buhari, does not stop other candidates from declaring to contest.
The former Edo State governor is contesting for the number one position in the leading political party.
Ajimobi, who is also the chairman of the publicity sub-committee of the party’s National Convention Committee (NCC), stated this on Thursday, May 31 in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital while briefing journalists on the activities of the Governor Mohammed Badaru-led convention committee, ahead of the June 23 National Convention.
His words: “Talking about the President’s endorsement of Adams Oshiomhole, I believe that, yes, the President has endorsed but it doesn’t preclude other people from declaring to contest. It is a democracy and everybody is open to declare.
“I think everybody has a right to declare and once they declare, we go through the convention and we choose whoever won.