Days after the reconciliation meeting held by the National Leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu among the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ondo State, Akeredolu is yet to honour the agreement reached during the meeting.
This was disclosed by the leader of the Elders Forum of the APC, in Ondo State and former deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Ali Olanusi.
Olanusi noted that among the agreements reached last week was the dissolution of the Ade Adetimehin led state working committee of the party.
He spoke yesterday at the Ondo state capital during the group’s meeting while also revealing that the peace meeting held by South-West leaders of the party was never for the second term ambition of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
Rather, he noted that the meeting was centred on the unity and progress of the party.;
“We want to appreciate the leaders of our party in the South West for calling last week’s meeting. What we discussed was that our party most move ahead in unity and progress.
“The leaders agreed with us that for the party to achieve the needed unity, the state executives of the party should be dissolved and a caretaker committee be set up to run the party in the state pending the time a new congress.
“They never contested our position and they said they will look into it. We are waiting for the national headquarters of APC to do the needful because those leaders don’t have the power to dissolve party executives. We told them we have lost confidence in the Ade Adetimehin led state executives and they agreed with us.
“However, we want to place on record that Tinubu, Baba Akande and others did not call the meeting for the second ambition of Akeredolu. In fact, nobody discussed any political ambition, knowing full well the party is still in crisis.
Meanwhile, a former Commissioner for Regional Integration in Osun State, Mr. Bola Ilori said the window of peace had been opened with the meeting, adding that both parties must keep to the agreement.
“We must act as one political party, that is the only way our party can win. If we are divided we will all lose together. Our intention is to retain power in Ondo state and for us to do that we must have unity of purpose.
“If we are still fighting, Akeredolu cannot win, even any other person. We need ourselves. Nobody mentioned the second term of Akeredolu in the meeting. What we need now is one united party and both parties agreed to that. Nobody preached second term,” he said.