Wait a minute, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin should not waste his time with other distinguished party members chosen to serve in the committee.
Lanlehin himself knows the truth and where it lies. Unless those who appointed him are ready to tell the truth as straight as it was, nothing will come through from the reconciliation efforts.
The questions are: Are we ready to uphold the truth about what happened at Liberty Stadium?
Are we ready to say the truth about the agreeable date for the state convention?
Was the convention to hold on October 30 or November 6, 2021? Who mandated October 30, 2021? Should the convention result of October 30 be upheld in the course of the context of this reconciliation?
Except Senator Lanlehin, who knows the truth will come out to say ‘forget the past and let’s move on in view of the political realities of the time.’
Reconciliation is about reconstruction, which is moving disheartened people to believe in the processes of changing or improving the heitherto conditions of relationship. It also means the process of putting back the current estranged relationship to where it was before October 30, 2021, an attempt to restore to normalcy.
This must be an act that must be effected with mind of honesty. Where then will Senator Lanlehin start his reconciliation?
How can he emphasize the truth to underscore the intention of those that appointed him? What about the known antecedents of some other members that were appointed to assist him? I want to wait till I see how it will be.
Reconciliation is putting an end to a disagreement to start up a good relationship, but on what terms and condition my brothers and sisters?
How can the factors, ideas, principles, philosophy and ideology that led to that disagreement be repelled and a new order be installed with the same personalities that could not agree in the first instance?
Can the committee bring about a new situation where two disagreeing groups are brought to agree on the principles, facts, policy, ideas and character that broke them apart to stage of reconciliation in a way that they will not antagonize or disagree again or glue together without being opposed to each other?
Right now, we must not forget that this kind of reconciliation must be focussed on the disagreeing groups, such that it take into concrete consideration, facts between the political environment and development, and also between human rights and duties within democracy.
Giving the names of those selected to serve in the committee, with their ages and experiences, but using this as an excuse for not setting the necessary term of reference to guide the committee is like calling these people, majority of those expecting judgement from a competent court in foreseeable future to come together to preempt the judgement for reconciliation.
What about their original factual and legal complaints against the shenanigans of some known political infidels? Will it not be shameful for those that were chosen from the progressives to go and sit with those other tendencies in the committee, who will mess them up and set terms of reference for themselves?
Who among these 24 are not aware of the origin and factors that caused intra-party disputes and why it has prolonged?
Splendid, that the initiator of the reconciliation move now know that there are disputes that arose from the party congresses and party primaries, which they caused.
To me, the congresses for selection of delegates would have provided the genuine floors for sustainable reconciliation, but why did they change the template and adopted changing the tide?
How can the APC, a progressive party, submit to a unilateral initiation and appointment of the patently aggrieved, when Lanlehin was chosen and the other members of the committee were appointed as they wish to be in their set reconciliation committee?
Where did the inauguration take place and for who?
Yet, all that Lanlehin wanted is for reconciliation to be foisted on the aggrieved without laying the terms and conditions for agreeing to such reconciliation?
Should all they want from the committee be for the members to use their experiences and influences to resolve all internal wranglings within APC, will this be fair and equitable?
Let’s await how and when the first situation report will be forwarded in two weeks time.