- Aspirants of the All Progressives Congress have urged the vice president to re-accommodate them in the party
- The aspirants sad they are expecting the vice president’s team to fulfill its part of an agreement with the group
- According to the aspirants, the vice president is yet to act on recommendation of the committee set up for their re-absorption
Some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have called on the vice president Yemi Osinbajo to re-accommodate them in the ruling party.
The Nation reports that the APC members - about 180 of them - who obtained nomination forms for the House of Representatives and House of Assembly primaries in Ondo state said they are expecting the vice president’s team to fulfill its part of an agreement with the group.
It was gathered that these individuals in 2018 sued the party for failing to conduct a primary election in the state.
However, in a bid to resolve the crisis which almost engulfed the party, the APC national body set up a committee which made recommendation on the matter.
In a letter signed by former Speaker of the House of Assembly, Kenneth Olawale to Osinbajo the group said the recommendation had not seen the light of day.
The letter reads in parts: “Subsequently, a meeting was held in Akure, chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo, and attended by other national leaders of the party and the aggrieved aspirants, and it was agreed that the pre-election suit pending in the Federal High Court be withdrawn."
"The VP then urged the aggrieved aspirants to work for the party’s victory with a promise to compensate them. Consequently the case was withdrawn and the aggrieved aspirants worked for the party’s victory.
“We were expecting the vice president’s team to fulfill its part of the agreement, which included but not limited to compensations in lieu of costs incurred by these aspirants in the build-up to the primaries which were not allowed to hold," the letter said.
The aggrieved further pleaded with Osinbanjo and his team to take appropriate actions in the interest of the party.
They said the same disruptive pattern was already playing out in Imo, Rivers, Osun and Zamfara states.
“We beg you to please honour the understanding, we sought from the aggrieved aspirants in Ondo State since the case in court is withdrawn, the presidency has the capacity to accommodate all 260 aggrieved APC aspirants from Ondo State," the said.
meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the past National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC led by Chief John Odigie Oyegun has been accused by the party of lacking the courage required to confront the pockets of political despots who could not operate by its rules.
The national publicity secretary of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu, stated this in Abuja, following Oyegun’s criticism of the party’s leadership.
The APC spokesman alleged that there had been widespread indiscipline across party ranks, lack of respect for party supremacy as witnessed in the 8th National Assembly leadership, as a result of Oyegun’s lack of leadership qualities.
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