Members of the All Progressive Congress in Oyo State have been admonished to come together as one body and work for the victory of the party against the opposition party come 2023.
The party in a meeting held on Thursday, September 17 at the state capital, Ibadan, called for the unity of the party members with a view to reclaiming the state from the incumbent government led by Governor Seyi Makinde.
Naija News understands that the APC stakeholders outlined to party members the need to see themselves as one, most especially to stand the chance of unseating the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) government in the state.
The meeting was reportedly witnessed by the Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Professor Adeolu Akande, a former Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Senators Soji Akanbi and Ayo Adeseun and Alhaji Abu Gbadamosi who chaired the meeting.
Other members in attendance were Chief Goke Oyetunji, Barrister Niyi Akintola, Alhaji Fatal Ibikunle, Honourables Saheed Fijabi, Bosun Oladele and Sunbo Olugbemi.
Naija News recalls that APC had lost the 2019 gubernatorial election to Governor Seyi Makinde of the Peoples Democratic Party, but has recently boasted of its plans to unseat the governor come 2023.
APC in the statement signed by a former Secretary to the State Government who is the Chairman of the communique drafting committee, Alhaji Waheed Olajide and Chairman of NCC, Professor Adeolu Akande who is the Secretary of the communique drafting committee, the party noted that all contentious issues within the party have been examined and resolved.
The communique reads; “Members of the APC in Oyo State were implored to resolve their differences and work for the unity of the party. All contentious issues that led to the crisis in the party were examined and addressed.
“They were informed that the party will soon hold congresses to elect new executives in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
“The party will thereafter hold a convention latest by January 2021. The two groups that attended the meeting with the committee were directed to nominate three (3) members each that will oversee the fresh registration of all members with the executive committee of the party.
“The reports by the representatives to the meetings in Abuja were deliberated upon and the consensus is that every party member should support the peace initiative of the National Caretaker Committee. The meeting accepted all the proposals for peace as contained in the reports of representatives to the meetings in Abuja.
“The meeting mandated the representatives to the Abuja meetings to select the three members that will work with others on the fresh registration of members. The meeting enjoined all members of the APC to shun any action that could derail the peace initiative in the party”.
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