Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo State, Chief Akin Oke on Thursday begged members of the Unity Forum, a group within the party not to dump the APC.
DAILY POST recalls that some aggrieved members of the party, who are not pleased with the leadership style of Governor Abiola Ajimobi of the state, had organized themselves under the aegis of APC Unity Forum, and conducted parallel congress to elect their own executives few weeks ago.
But following the recognition of the executives elected by the faction loyal to Governor Ajimobi by the national leadership of the political party, members of the forum threatened to dump the ruling APC.
Apeaking at the inauguration of the new state executives, which took place at the Oke-Ado, Ibadan secretariat of the Oyo APC, Chief Oke disclosed that the process of reconciliation initiated by Governor Ajimobi will be adequately explored to reconcile aggrieved members.
Oke while swearing-in the new executive under his Chairmanship vowed that “we will do all within our power to ensure that peace returns to our party”.
He added that the inauguration of the state executives was the beginning of the reconciliation process and appealed to the aggrieved members not to contemplate leaving the party.
Oke said: “I am using the medium to appeal to our members who are aggrieved to reconsider their stand. We don’t want them to go to any other party.
“Without what we are doing today, the process of reconciliation will not commence. We have to empower the reconciliation committee constitutionally by inaugurating the state executives that will give them the assignment. What we are doing here today will bring peace back to our party”.
Oke announced names of his executive committee members, among whom are Hon. Lekan Adeyemo (Vice Chairman) and Hon. Majeed Olaoya (Secretary).