Fashola, Aregbesola's Non-Invitation to Southwest APC Meeting Causes Confusion among Party Members

Fashola, Aregbesola's Non-Invitation to Southwest APC Meeting Causes Confusion among Party Members

- Stakeholders of the ruling APC held a meeting in Lagos on Sunday, May 23

- APC national leader, Tinubu, state governors and other key stakeholders were invited to the meeting

- However, some party members were reportedly confused as to why Fashola and Aregbesola were excluded from the meeting

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A report by The Punch claims the alleged non-invitation of some key stakeholders to the meeting of the Southwest All Progressives Congress (APC) leaders on Sunday, May 24, has created confusion among party members.

The newspaper listed those invited, according to the notice of the meeting signed by a former interim chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, to include:

Fashola, Aregbesola's Non-Invitation to Southwest APC Meeting Causes Confusion among Party Members
Tinubu, governors, Southwest APC leaders meet in Lagos, kick against secession, support open grazing ban. Photo credit: @debodizle
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1. APC national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu

2. Former Ogun state governor, Chief Segun Osoba

3. Gen. Alani Akinrinade (retd)

4. Speaker, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila

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5. Minister of Trade and Investment, Otunba Niyi Adebayo

6. Chief Pius Akinyelure

7. Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu

8. Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi

9. Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun

10. Osun state governor, Gboyega Oyetola

11. Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

12. Chairman of the Police Service Commission, Alhaji Musiliu Smith.

The newspaper stated a chieftain of the APC who spoke anonymously said he did not understand why the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola and his counterpart in the Ministry of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, were not invited to the meeting.

Another top official of the APC said the ministers were expected to be there as they are key stakeholders too.

However, another anonymous source was cited as saying there was no hidden agenda in the exclusion of some key stakeholders.

His words:

“This is just the first in a series of meetings. They were not invited to this one because the issue at hand at the moment is internal.

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“This is like foundation laying, they will be invited subsequently. The fact that they were not invited to this one is not to slight anyone.”

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Legit.ng earlier reported that southwest APC chieftains met on Sunday in Lagos to discuss crucial national issues.

At the meeting, the leaders supported the open grazing ban, rejected the secession agitations, among others.

Meanwhile, Kayode Fayemi, the Ekiti state governor, has also said his absence from the meeting of the APC leaders was as a result of a mix up in the invitation sent out for it.

A statement by Fayemi's media aide, Yinka Oyebode, on Monday, May 24, said the invitation never got to the Ekiti state governor.

Oyebode said the absence of an invitation for the meeting prevented his principal from attending as he was not aware.

Source: Legit.ng

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