A notable group within the All Progressives Congress (APC), the Unity Forum, comprising former deputy governor Moses Alake-Adeyemo, ex-minister of Communication Adebayo Shittu, Sen. Olufemi Lanlehin, Prof. Adeolu Akande and Adeniyi Akintola (SAN), has embraced reconciliation with the party.
By Bisi Oladele, Ibadan
They announced their willingness to work with the party at a meeting held on Thursday 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.
In a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, the politicians said the meeting was held to brief stakeholders on the outcome of meetings held with the National Reconciliation Committee on Oyo State, set up by the National Caretaker Committee of the party in Abuja on September 10.
The communiqué was signed by the Chairman, Alhaji Waheed Olajide and Secretary, Prof. Adeolu Akande.
A former chairman of the state Teaching Service Commission, Alhaji Abu Gbadamosi, chaired the meeting. The reports of the meetings in Abuja were given by three of the representatives to the meetings. They are senators Ayo Adeseun, Olufemi Lanlehin and Barr. Shittu.
According to them, members of the APC in Oyo State were implored to resolve their differences and work for the unity of the party. All contentious issues that led to the crisis in the party were examined and addressed.
The members were also informed that there would soon be fresh registration of members at a date to be announced.
They informed the gathering that the party will soon hold congresses to elect new executives in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. Then, the party will hold its convention next January.
Another meeting of selected leaders and representatives of stakeholders in the party in Oyo State is scheduled to hold with Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi in Ibadan on Sunday.
The meeting accepted the proposals for peace as contained in the reports of representatives to the meetings in Abuja and mandated the representatives to the Abuja meetings to select the three members that will work with others on the fresh registration of members.