- APC stakeholders and members in Oyo state have gone back to the drawing board after losing to the PDP in 2019
- An aggrieved group in the party, Unity Forum, has agreed to reconcile with the party to resolve the crisis which jeopardised the party's chances in the last election
- The PDP took over Oyo state from the APC in 2019 following the victory of Governor Makinde
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After losing Oyo state to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 governorship election largely due to internal disunity, some notable chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have embraced reconciliation.
The Nation reported that a group within the party, the Unity Forum, has finally agreed to let go of their grievances.
Legit.ng gathers that prominent members of the group include former deputy governor Moses Alake-Adeyemo, Sen. Olufemi Lanlehin, ex-minister of communication Adebayo Shittu, Professor Adeolu Akande and Adeniyi Akintola (SAN).
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They announced their willingness to work with the party at a meeting held on Thursday, September 17, at Premier Hotel, Ibadan.
The group resolved to end all forms of divisions within the party and work for its success in the coming elections.
The development is an outcome of the meetings held with the national reconciliation committee on Oyo state which was set up by the party's national caretaker committee of the party.
The meeting examined and addressed all the issues that led to the crisis in the party while party members were subsequently implored to resolve their differences and work for the unity of the party.
The members were also informed that there would soon be fresh registration of members at a date to be announced.
Oyo state is the only state in the southwest not under the control of the APC following the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s Governor Seyi Makinde.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Adebayo Alao-Akala, a former governor of Oyo state, advised Governor Makinde against abusing or using foul language on his predecessors for any reason.
Akala gave the advice in an interview with reporters at the empowerment programme of Senator Fatal Buhari in Iseyin on Thursday, September 3.
The lawmaker distributed vehicles, motorcycles, laptops, start-up capital, and other items worth about N120 million to his constituents in the 13 local governments in Oyo North senatorial district.
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