Following his recent declaration that peace will soon return to the fold of All Progressives Congress(APC) in Oyo State, the Deputy National Chairman (South) and immediate past Governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has set up a reconciliation committee to reconcile aggrieved members of the party in the state.
The 16- member committee would be headed by a former Governor of Oyo State, Otunba Adebayo Alao – Akala while Prince Gbade Lana will serve as Secretary.
Ajimobi who is also a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress, stated that setting up the reconciliation committee was to ensure genuine reconciliation and the reposition of the party in Oyo State.
Speaking on the crisis in the party and the recourse to reconciliation, Ajimobi acknowledged that everyone contributed to the success of the party in the 2011 and 2015 elections, and should therefore accept that they also contributed to the 2019 setback.
“I acknowledged that we all contributed to the success of the party in the past, particularly in 2011 and 2015 elections respectively, conversely, if we have setback in 2019, I believe it is honourable to accept that we all contributed directly or indirectly accordingly,” he said.
Ajimobi also apologised for the mistakes he might have made, while acknowledging that others also made mistakes.
“As humans, we are not infallible, I accept my mistakes to which I tender my unreserved apology. In the same spirit, others who might have similarly made mistakes, I accept their apologies,” the former governor said.
He enjoined party members to forgive one another , adding that the APC family in Oyo State has been offered a unique opportunity once again to rebuild, re – invigorate, reposition and consolidate our great party for the challenges ahead.
“Let us seize this moment for the overall benefit of our party and our people. Let selfless and meaningful service to ahumanity be our watchword,” he admonished.
Other members include Alhaji Kamar Ajisafe, (Less City); Pa Akin Ojebode, (Oyo); Alhaji Laide Abass,(Ibarapa Zone); Pa Adeleke, Oke Ogun I; Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, (Oke Ogun II); Senator Teslim Folarin, (Representing Oyo State Caucus in the Senate); Hon Segun Odebunmi (Bunvic),(Representing the House of Representatives Caucus); Hon. Niran Alarape, (State House of Assembly); Hon Mojeed Olaoya, (State Party Secretary); Mr Isiaka Areokuta (Youth Leader); Mrs Mabel Williams, (Women Leader); Chief S.M. Akindele (Oyo Central); Adefisoye Adekanye (Oyo South) and Rasaq Arikewuyo (Oyo North).