Commotion As Presidency Set To Remove Top APC Governor From Office, Names Immediate Successor

By Post-Nigeria: April 24, 2019 13:33

Commotion As Presidency Set To Remove Top APC Governor From Office, Names Immediate Successor

Ife Oyedele, an Electrical Engineer and Political Associate of President Muhammadu Buhari, will battle Rotimi Akeredolu, the incumbent Governor of the State, for the Governorship ticket of the All Progressives Congress, APC, next year.

Oyedele, who was appointed Executive Director of Engineering and Technical Services, at the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited, NDPHC, by Buhari, in 2016, will be the favoured Candidate of the party at the national level, according to insiders.

Akeredolu has been having a running battle with the APC Leadership, in recent times, leading to his suspension from the party, by the National Working Committee, NWC.

Buhari also lost Ondo State to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in the 2019 Presidential election, further fueling discontent against Akeredolu within the party hierarchy.

It was learnt that Oyedele was initially favoured to be the Minister from Ondo, in 2015, but Bisi Akande, the former Chairman of the APC, preferred Omoleye Daramola, a Professor, who was made Minster of State for Niger Delta Affairs.

Oyedele may be appointed Minister in Buhari’s next cabinet, as part of preparations to ease him back into politics, sources revealed.

He was a member of the Board of Trustees of the Congress for Progressive Change, CPC, the party Buhari formed ahead of the 2011 general elections. The CPC later merged with other parties to form the APC, in 2013.

Oyedele was born on October 8, 1958, in Okitipupa, Ondo State. He graduated from the University of Lagos, in 1982, with a BSc, in Electrical Engineering. In 1992, he set up Matcom Limited.

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