The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has commended the decision of Hon. Adekunle Akinlade to return to the APC.
Naija News reports that Akinlade, who was the Ogun state governorship candidate of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the 2019 election, was backed by former governor, Ibikunle Amosun.
He contested the general election against the candidate of the APC and current governor of the state, Dapo Abiodun.
Akinlade, however, returned to the ruling party on Monday after failing to remove the governor through the Supreme Court.
Reacting to the APM’s Guber candidates return to the APC, Oshiomhole, in a statement by his spokesperson, Simon Ebegbulem, urged Akinlade to work with Abiodun is moving the state forward.
“As a party, we are glad that the National Reconciliation Committee (NRC) set up recently by the party is yielding fruits. We welcome these party men and women and we urge them to join in this progressive governance which the APC promised Nigerians,” he said.
“The APC is one big family that believes in the ideals of true democracy, rule of law and party supremacy.
“We also want to use this opportunity to urge other members of our party who left and wish to return, to do so, as our party is big enough to accommodate all, even those with divergent opinions. This is what makes it a progressive party.
“I want to assure you that in the spirit of national reconciliation, our brothers are welcome and will be accorded all the privileges that is the preserve of all party members.”