Ondo Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has declared his support for Senator Tayo Alasoadura who was nominated for the ministerial position by President Muhammadu Buhari, condemning those kicking against his nomination.
While calling on the Senate to ignore the call against approving Alasoadura as a minister, the governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Segun Ajiboye, said that the position of a group against the nomination of Alasoadura was targeted to cause distraction.
Akeredolu also described those behind the call as faceless and said the statement became imperative “in view of the purported position taken by a group by the name APC Solidarity Stakeholders, against the nomination of the Akure-born senator of the eighth National Assembly.”
“For emphasis, the so-called group is not just faceless, but also a divisive aberration unknown to all legitimate organs of the All Progressives Congress (APC). To say the least, the group merely exists in the hallucinating minds of a few individuals who have surrendered themselves to ignoble self-abnegation.
“The governor considers the call for the withdrawal of Alasoadura’s nomination as a contrived distraction which stands logic on its head. For the records, Alasoadura, who served meritoriously as a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is one of the few enviable brains behind the Petroleum Industry and Governance Bill (PIGB) which currently awaits presidential assent.”
The governor further pointed that Alasoadura who is a chartered accountant with over 30 years experience who doubles as chairman of the Finance Commissioners’ Forum for six years while he served as Finance Commissioner in Ondo State, is capable not only for the APC but for the entire state.
He also said that the entire citizenry in the state will derive maximum benefit from Alasoadura’s stay at the FEC.
“There could not have been a better ministerial nominee from the APC in Ondo State than Alasoadura at the moment,” he said.
He also described the argument that Alasoadura worked against the APC in the last elections “as a paradox, saying the ministerial nominee was rather a victim of conspiracy on the part of those who wanted everything to go their way in the APC.