The national leadership of the All Progrssives Congress(APC) has apologised to members of the party in Oyo State over the purported state congress held on Saturday, October 30, 2021, saying it was held in error.
The national leadership had last Thursday held a meeting with stakeholders of the party in Oyo State over the crisis that emanated from the rescheduled state congress.
The caretaker national chairman and Yobe State Governor, Mai Bala Buni, was represented by the caretaker national secretary of the party, Senator John Udo-Edehe.
According to a statement issued on Friday by the party’s caretaker chairman in Oyo State, Chief Akin Oke, the meeting reviewed the list of nominees for the State Executive Committee offices zoned to each of the seven administrative units or geopolitical zones of the state and directed that the nominations from each zone should be verified by the zonal leaders that submitted the list.
“This is to be done with former governor of Oyo State, H. E Otunba Adebayo Alao-Akala, the two former deputy governors, Chief Iyiola Oladokun and Otunba Moses Alake Adeyemo, the seven zonal leaders and myself.
“The approved list is to be submitted to the National Secretariat of the party through me within a week.
“The leadership noted the observations made on the Ward and Local Government consensus lists but affirmed that the Delegates List handed over to me by Chairman of the Congress Committee, Alhaji Gambo Lawan at the last APC Stakeholders meeting in Ibadan was not from the National Secretary as he had claimed,” he said.
Oke expressed appreciation to the national leadership of the party, particularly Buni and Udo-Edehe, for their untiring efforts to address the issues emanating from the congresses in Oyo State.
He thanked all critical stakeholders who sacrificed their time and resources to travel down to Abuja to attend the stakeholders meeting in the interest of the party and appealed to all members of the party in Oyo State to remain calm and law abiding.
“The national leadership of the party has assured that justice and fairness shall be ensured in their handling of the issues of the party in Oyo State,” Oke added.