Immediate past governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has called for genuine reconciliation among members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.
The ex-governor made the appeal on the heels of recent calls for the sack of the state exco following the party’s huge losses at the 2019 governorship and House of Assembly elections. A lot of the party members are blaming their leaders, including Ajimobi, for mishandling the crisis that led to the exodus of a number of aggrieved members, some of who eventually worked for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the current ruling party in the state.
But Ajimobi, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said he is making the appeal because it has become imperative to reposition the party and put it in good stead for the challenges ahead.
He said that the party would soon inaugurate a committee to pursue genuine reconciliation.
The ex-governor appealed to party members to understand that life is about conflict and resolution, knowing fully well that as human beings, we are not infallible nor immune to mistakes.
“We have all had our shares of mistakes. No one should be blamed or absolved of such human imperfection. Life itself is about conflict, what matters is also resolving such conflicts, which is part of politics. We should not apportion blame at this time because in the final analysis, no one is faultless in the circumstances. We all contributed in one way or the other,” he stated.
Ajimobi also stressed that leadership is about decision making, after taking into consideration all competing options, adding that in politics as it is in life, all expectations cannot be met.
“We therefore should rise above scapegoatism or blame game. Let us all reconcile and forge ahead to reposition our party for the challenges ahead.” he said.