The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State has urged all members of the Allied Peoples Movement(APM), who are returning to the party to go to their respective wards to register their membership.
It also urged those with litigations against the party to withdraw same as a proof of their loyalty.
The party said although their return was a welcome development, they would need to follow due process of party regulations.
A statement by the Publicity Secretary of the party, Tunde Olajunjoye, said the APC is a progressive party which provides room for everyone.
The governorship candidate of APM in the last election Adekunle Akinlade, had on Monday disclosed that he and other loyalists of the former governor of the state, Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, has returned to APC, from where he defected shortly before the last governorship election after failing to secure the party’s ticket.
But the APC in the state said it received the news of the return of the entire members of the APM in Ogun State, its governorship candidate in the last election and the collapse of all its structures into the APC with great joy.
“The party, at any point in time, is therefore ready to receive repentant members back into the fold.
“However, while we see the announced return of the APM members into our party as a welcome development, we are quick to add there is a process of joining or returning to our party in accordance with the party’s constitution and established procedures.
“We therefore urge them to return to their various wards for registration and realignment.
“Also, apart from going back to their various wards to re-enrol and reconcile with their people and leaders, it is also important for them to abide by the prevailing peace and decorum in Ogun APC and work under the Caretaker Executive formed by the National Working Committee of our party under the leadership of Chief Yemi Sanusi,” Oladunjoye said.
The party also urged the APM members with court cases against the party to withdraw them without further delay.
“Only this will demonstrate their loyalty and sincerity.
“We must also commend the steadfastness of our members who stood by us through thick and thin, we promise that their interests will be adequately taken care of,” he added.