The Chairman of Oluyole local government area of Oyo State, Hon. Abass Ayodeji Aleshinloye has revealed that many members of the breakaway faction of the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Unity Forum, have started returning to the party without making noise about it.
Aleshinloye, who is a member of the party’s National Convention Committee, disclosed that several members of the forum who made overtures to the party had been reabsorbed, adding that the reconciliation efforts initiated by the party at all levels in the state have also created an open door for many others that have been returning.
According to him: “There are some people, very few of them, who actually caused this crisis because of their inordinate ambition. They don’t want things to be brought under control but I am telling you about 70 per cent of the people are already coming in.
“Nobody will go to any party, which party will they go to? Which party in Oyo State will they go to? They are coming in because they have not gone anywhere. They are in for reconciliation. There is nowhere in the whole world where you run this kind of presidential system of government where the president or governor will not be recognized as the leader.
“The President at the national level is the leader of the party. At the state level, the governor is the leader of the party. So whether you like it or not, like his face or not he is the leader of the party. And he has signified his intention to reconcile everybody. The work of the reconciliation committee is already yielding fruits,” he added.
The ex-students’ union leader explained that in spite of the pockets of crises in some states, APC still fares better than the People’s Democratic Party, PDP.
According to him, the APC is going to the national convention as one healthy party unlike the PDP which once had parallel national conventions.
He said the crises in the APC are mere disagreements that are being blown out of proportion, pointing out that they will be fully addressed before the convention.
The council boss said a big, governing party like the APC can not run away from such crises because most politicians are driven by interests. He emphasized that all interests can not be addressed every time.