There are indications that either former Osun State Governor, Gboyega Oyetola, or the spokesperson for the ninth Senate, Ajibola Basiru, may be chosen to replace Senator Iyiola Omisore as the National Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Oyetola’s visit to the Presidential Villa in Abuja and his meeting with Vice President Kashim Shettima suggest his consideration for the position.
The news of Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje being considered as the anointed candidate for APC national chairman has been trending, following the resignations of Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Senator Iyiola Omisore. While some within the party support the idea, the APC National Vice Chairman (North-West), Salihu Lukman, has expressed opposition, warning that such a move may upset the party’s zoning arrangement.
Oyetola’s Consideration Amid Ambition
Sources within the presidency claim that Gboyega Oyetola was initially unwilling to consider the offer to become National Secretary due to his 2026 governorship ambition. However, he was persuaded to accept the offer. The potential reshuffling of top positions within the APC has sparked discussions on the party’s future leadership direction.