Tuesday 1 August 2023

NATIONAL SCRIBE: Osun APC Rallies Support For Ajibola Basiru.

The Osun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has thrown its weight behind the choice of Senator Ajibola Basiru as the National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC), ahead of his ratification by the party's National Executive Council(NEC).

The state chairman of the party, Sooko Tajudeen Lawal, in a statement issued by the party's Director of Media and Information, Chief Kola Olabisi, in Osogbo, the Osun State capital today, stated that the Osogbo-born Senator possess all it takes to perform optimally as the  National Secretary of the party.

Lawal disclosed that a vote of confidence was unanimously passed by the state executive officers of the party at a meeting yesterday in the state party secretariat in Osogbo on the suitability of Senator Basiru to occupy the office of the National APC Secretary.

He recalled that the record of the superlative performance of Senator Basiru, an accomplished lawyer, is indelible in the Senate.

Lawal explained that Basiru was one of the first timers in the Senate who was saddled with the responsibility of a crucial function as the mouth-piece of the Senate which he carried out satisfactorily, diligently and flawlessly.

The state APC chairman also stated that the experience gathered in both private and public offices at different times as a lawyer, a commissioner, a lecturer and a distinguished Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria will  fortify him to excel as the  National Secretary of the APC.

He disclosed that Senator Basiru is the choice of all and sundry in the APC in Osun State, going by his experience, having managed elections successfully in 10 different states. 

Lawal added that  his capability and acceptability for the exalted office of the National Secretary of the ruling party is not in doubt.

The Osun State APC chairman also stated that Senator Basiru's deep knowledge of law and legal profession interconnectivity within and outside Nigeria would be an asset for the Senator to operate smoothly in the office as the National Secretary of the APC.

In Lawal's words: "We have looked right, left and centre and we, in the state chapter of our party, have settled for the choice of Senator Ajibola Basiru as the next National Secretary of our great party.

"The lawyer-politician is a tested  and trusted hand whose oratory endowment coupled with efficient delivery of contents in any difficult situation has towered him above his peers.

"It will however, not be an overstatement to describe Senator Basiru as an independent-minded personality  but it is also to his credit that he is an unrepentant team player whose contributions had positively impacted our party in Osun State.

"It is for all these reasons that we are pleading with the NEC of our party  to make the ratification of Senator Basiru as the  National Secretary of our party a done deal at its formal meeting holding on Thursday", the state APC chairman stated.


Sooko TAJUDEEN LAWAL,                           Chairman,                                               Osun State APC.

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