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Oyo APC stakeholders plan to set up reconciliation committee

By Seye Olumide and Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
29 April 2022   |   4:01 am
Critical stakeholders in Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday met at the instance of Florence Ajimobi, wife of the immediate past governor of the state, the late Abiola Ajimobi, to reconcile all warring factions ahead of the party’s primaries scheduled for May and the 2023 governorship poll.

Senator Ayo Adeseun

Makinde, Adediran, 10 others undergo screening
Critical stakeholders in Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday met at the instance of Florence Ajimobi, wife of the immediate past governor of the state, the late Abiola Ajimobi, to reconcile all warring factions ahead of the party’s primaries scheduled for May and the 2023 governorship poll.

The meeting was aimed at addressing the lingering fracas between the conservative and progressive tendency in the party and to also resolve the frayed nerves surrounding the controversial emergence of the new state chairman, Mr. Isaac Omodewu.

Senator Ayo Adeseun, who spoke with newsmen after the meeting, which took place at the Oluyole residence of Ajimobi, said a committee would be set up to resolve the challenges facing the party.

He said: “We have resolved that God’s willing, we are going to work together. The problem we are having has to do with the process that was very faulty, which will be revisited. We have to make necessary adjustment to ensure that we focus on our challenges. We appreciate the wife of our leader for deeming it fit to bring us all back to the Abiola Ajimobi’s family.”

In his remarks, Omodewu said he was ready and would also appreciate if the two factions can come together as one to enable the party take over in 2023.

Ajimobi’s wife said the party met to resolve the lingering issues, saying: “Like we agreed at the meeting, there were faulty processes and we are going to come together to resolve them. My husband was a peace-loving man.”

MEANWHILE, a governorship aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Dr. AbdulAzeez Adediran, popularly known as ‘Jandor’, yesterday, vowed that his party is poised to win the 2023 governorship election in the state and he will be the person to occupy the seat.

He stated this during the screening of governorship aspirants of the PDP for the 2023 gubernatorial elections in three South-West states, Oyo, Ogun and Lagos, by a committee set up by the party, led by Senator Ahmed Makarfi in Ibadan.

Adediran said the chance of PDP winning next year’s governorship poll in Lagos State was all-time high.

Makarfi, in his remarks, urged the electoral stakeholders in the country to create a level playing field for all candidates in next year’s general elections to ensure that the wish of Nigerians prevail.

He enjoined the aspirants to comply with the PDP guidelines and the Electoral Act.