The National leadership of Nigeria’s governing Party, the All Progressives Congress, APC has given stakeholders in Oyo state chapter one-week to reach a concensus on the discord in the party over the recent state congress which was earlier postponed.
After a meeting with the stakeholders from the Oyo state chapter held at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, the party’s National leaders said it would take a decision in the overall interest of the party.
The National Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, said he listened to all issues and contentions raised by party stakeholders in the Oyo state chapter, particularly on the recently-conducted State Congress.
“The Oyo state APC stakeholders were directed to go back and collectively agree on modalities for the State Congress and report back to the CECPC within one week for the CECPC’s consideration and decision which will be in the overall interest of the party, particularly in the state” he said.
Speaking with newsmen after the closed-door meeting, one of the stakeholders, Senator Ayo Adeseun, said the state Congress was not recognised.
“It’s cancelled already but let me also say this, if we tell you that all of these gladiators and juggernaut in politics from the same Oyo state are saying one thing, no party dares say they want to go ahead.
“Of course they won’t, unless they are prepared to just throw away Oyo state like we did in 2019.
That can not happen and we are confident with what we saw today and with our meeting with the Chairman, we are very confident the party will do the right thing and that’s what we stand on” he said.
Among the stakeholders present at the meeting were Senator Ayo Adeseun, Barrister Adebayo Shitu, Oloye Fijabiyi, Sundays Dare, Soji Akanbi, Chief Bayo Adelabu, Joseph Tegbe, among others.
APC gives Oyo Chapter one week to reach Concensus