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Ajimobi, who dismissed insinuations that he was at loggerhead with his party, Action Congress of Nigeria, ACN, over those to be appointed spoke after the opening ceremony of a retreat of the National Working Committee of the Action Congress of Nigeria which held in Ibadan yesterday.
He said, 'I think we should have them by tomorrow. It is with the Assembly. It is not true that I am at loggerheads with my party. We are never at loggerheads. This is my party chairman. So, where did you get the logger head?'
The opening ceremony was attended by chieftains of the party and notable Nigerians including the former Nigeria ambassador to Botswana, Ambassador Fatima Balla-Abubakar, ACN's, National Chairman Chief Bisis Akande, National Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed and State Chairman, Chief Akin Oke.
Speaking on the retreat, Chief Akande said, 'we come here to learn how to understand the boundaries between overall direction of a political party and day to day management of its ideals, vision and mission'. One of such ideals is federalism which the ACN governments have always been expected to manage.
Federalism is a most complicated system of government that is generally avoided and unwanted by most polity all over the world.
No country wants to adopt federalism as a system of government unless it becomes difficult and impossible to govern. Over the years, major federal polities like United States of America, Canada, India and Australia have been groaning under the pains of trying to manage their politics, economy and social justice within various federalist frameworks.
When the British created Nigeria, in 1914, the greatest problem that confronted them was how to govern Nigeria with all its diversities.'
In his address, governor Ajimobi said he had been trying to set the machinery of government since assuming office and that the party was committed to improving the quality of life the citizens through quality education, health service, infrastructural development and poverty alleviation.
According to him, 'As products of the ACN, a party with a tradition and heritage of performance, we are committed to building on this heritage to deliver on our promises. We have embarked on a massive sanitation and beautification of the urban centres in the state.
The heavy rainfalls recorded in the last few weeks have led to the loss of lives and property. Our government is handling environmental sanitation and the rehabilitation of our road networks as an emergency so that we can restore hope to our people.'