The All Progressive Congress, Ogun State chapter, has elected the Senior Special Adviser on Political Affairs to the state governor, Derin Adebiyi as its new party chairman.
Adebiyi who took over from the incumbent chairman, Tajudeen Lemboye was a former Deputy Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party in the state.
The new state chairman pulled a total number of 1,712 votes.
The new state Chairman of the party who hails from Ifo Local Government Area, eulogised the state governor, Ibikunle Amosun, for creating a conducive environment for the Congress.
The congress also elected former Senatorial Chairman, Ogun West, Bashir Fadairo as the state deputy chairman, while Patrick Ogunde emerged Secretary, just as former media aide to former governor of the state ,Segun Osoba, Wole Elegbede emerged Publicity Secretary.
In his acceptance speech, Adebiyi promised to operate an all-inclusive administration where everyone would be carried along.
The chairman, APC congress committee, Rev.(Dr) Peter Obadan, commended the state governor for laying a good foundation for the a peaceful nature of the congress, was a pointer to the fact that the APC was ready to elect worthy successors.
He said, “APC is a family party. After inspecting the venue and the delegates were accredited. It is pointer that the party was ready to elect worthy successors, because a success without a worthy successor is a failure.”
However, he said an appeal committee has been put in place for any aspirant not satisfied with the outcome of the election.
The state governor, on his own part, commended the outgone state APC executive council, led by Alhaji Tajudeen Lemboye, and the elders for their sacrifice for the party.
He noted that so many party faithful would be interested in contesting for state executive positions but the party deployed the spirit of give and take in achieving unity.
He said,”It is not easy to break a bunch of broom, as it could done to a stick of broom. It is all in the spirit of give and take, because the party is bigger than any individual.”
At the end of the election, 26 executive positions which include that of the state chairman and the secretary, were contested.
However, candidates for the positions of senatorial youth leaders, women leaders and the ex-offocials, were returned unopposed.