The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has on Monday, inaugurated a seven-member reconciliation committee for the party’s Kogi State chapter at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.
The seven-member committee, led by Gen. Idris Garba(retd.), also includes, Chief Don Etiebet, Patricia Etteh; Group Capt. Rufai Garba(retd.), Alhaji Umar Lawan Kareto, Group Capt. Joe Orji (retd.) and the party’s Deputy National Secretary, Mr. Victor Giadom (secretary).
The state Governor, Mr. Yahaya Bello, and Senator Dino Melaye, have been having a power tussle over the control of the soul of the party.
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At the inauguration, the APC national chairman appreciated members of the reconciliation committee for consenting to serve the party.
He said the party’s leadership wants peace and settlement in the Kogi State chapter of the APC.
Odigie-Oyegun said, “The situation in Kogi is unique. And we want to give every possible opportunity for a settlement. What triggered the events in Kogi was very tragic in their nature.
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“So for us as a party, we are bending over backwards to say, yes we understand your feelings; we understand what you have been through; we understand the work that you have put in to get the APC elected; we understand also that God who disposes of power, brought somebody at the last minute to be the beneficiary of all the work and labour that everybody obviously has put in.”
Garba also expressed garatitude the party for selecting the committee members for the assignment and declared the resolve of the committee to bring peace to the party in the state.