Olayide Abas, newly inaugurated deputy chairman of the Oyo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has said that his absence from the meetings was based on mind training, adding he is always non-aligned at every period of factionalisation.
According to Abas, who made this disclosure on Wednesday in Ibadan during his swearing-in, “I don’t struggle for positions, but always committed to the ideals of progressive politics. My absence and siddon look ever since is based on mind training.”
The swearing-in was conducted by a legal practitioner and legal Adviser of the party, Mr Mohammad Abdul-Salam.
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He spoke further, “In 2001, I was the State Deputy Chairman of defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) under late Chief Samuel Farinu and later became Acting Chairman.
“I have been involved in a lot of reconciliation process, particularly within the progressives and to be prepared for such circumstances, one needs to non-aligned,” he said.
He said that his coming on board was based on the need to contribute to the progress of the party through advisory roles.
Abas thanked all members of Ibarapa Elders Forum led by Pa Jolaoso, promising to serve in the party to best of his ability.