- APC has set in the motion to reconcile the aggrieved members of the party in Oyo state
- The committee is led by Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa state
- The internal crisis caused the party to lose the governorship election to PDP in 2019
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The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has started the process of uniting the aggrieved members of the party in Oyo state ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Nigerian Tribune reports that some key figures of the warring factions of the party in the state - the unity forum/Lamists and the Senaco gathered in Abuja on Thursday, September 10, to address the burning issues in the party.
Legit.ng gathered that the meeting was convened by the Governor Abubakar Badaru-led reconciliation committee of the APC.
The former governor of Oyo state, Adebayo Alao-Akala, the immediate past minister of communications, Adebayo Shittu; an ex-aide to former governor Lam Adesina, Fatai Ibikunle; former Senator, Ayo Adeseun, the state chairman of APC, Akin Oke and the secretary of Oyo APC, Mojeed Olaoya, were present at the meeting.
The report also said that the governorship candidate of the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in the 2019 election, Olufemi Lanlehin, was also present at the meeting.
Two serving senators from the state, Fatai Buhari and Teslim Folarin; members of the House of Representatives elected on the party’s platform; leaders of the party in Oyo state also attended the meeting.
Governor Badaru-led committee met separately with the unity forum/Lamists and the Senaco groups before a final meeting which comprised the two groups held later in the evening.
The committee was compelled to convene the meeting following a petition by the unity forum demanding the sack of the party’s executive councils from state to local government levels and reconstitution of what they described as all-inclusive executive councils.
The members of the reconciliation committee appealed to members to consider the gains of a united and strong APC as supreme.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Alao-Akala revealed how his former boss, ex-governor Rashidi Ladoja, was impeached in 2005.
It was reported that Alao-Akala explained that many people were oblivious of what transpired before Ladoja's impeachment.
He said those who executed the plan to remove his former boss would have sacked him if not for the constitutional barrier.
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