Oyo APC Crisis : Fayemi Trying to Force PDP Leaders On Us – APC Unity Forum
Unity Forum in Oyo APC has berated the involvement of Ekiti state governor, Kayode Fayemi in the party reconciliation process, accused Fayemi of imposing AKALA and his PDP allies on real progressives.
The Unity Forum on Thursday in a released statement dismissed the action made by Akin Oke led State Executive Council, ratifying the Akala Council of Elders.
In a response jointly signed by its Chairman, Alhaji Abu Gbadamosi, former Deputy Governor Moses Alake Adeyemo, former Senators Olufemi Lanlehin, Ayo Adeseun and Soji Akanbi and former minister of communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, the Unity Forum stated that the Akala council of elders is a contraption of PDP elements in the party who saw the meeting at Governor Fayemi’s Ibadan residence as an opportunity to foist a PDP leadership on our progressive party.
“We stated clearly in our initial response to the charade in Governor Fayemi’s house that the meeting deviated from the mandate of the National Reconciliation Committee directing it to choose three members from each of the two contending groups in the party to superintend the forthcoming registration of members in the party.
“The flooding of the Fayemi meeting with over 60 representatives by the Gov Akala/SENACO group against the agreement of 15 representatives each was an ungentlemanly approach to politics symptomatic of the PDP elements who now found themselves in the APC. The present attempt to foist a PDP leadership on the party is a grand design to deny the people of the state a choice between the conservative PDP and the progressive APC.
“We have made it clear that the so-called Akala Council of Elders is an exercise in futility and cannot solve the lingering crisis in the APC in Oyo State. The past week has clearly demonstrated that the so-called Akala Council of Elders,like the meeting at Governor Fayemi’s house, has worsened the crisis in the party.
What the APC needs is a genuine, sincere, all embracing and collective effort at reconciling the contending groups in the party. We regret to state that the present charade is a road to no where..
“We therefore restate our call on the National Reconciliation Committee to return to the Abuja Agreement of September 10, 2020 requiring each of the two contending groups to nominate three representatives that will work with the state executive of the party for the forthcoming registration of party members and other party activities until the dissolution of the state executive council alongside the councils in the other 35 states of the federation”,the statement concluded.
Earlier, Sunday Dare, Minister for Youths and Sport in a statement on Twitter handle had described the reconciliation process as one that is still in murky waters.
He said : “The reconciliation process is still stuck in murky waters even as the APC National advances efforts to unite the party. A Normalization committee is urgently needed with clear TOR that will address contentious issues, not seek to just plaster them over,” the Minister tweeted.