A governorship aspirant on the platform of the troubled ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State, Barr Adeniyi Akintola has said that those who participated in the parallel congresses only wasted their time.
Apparently referring to members of the Unity Forum of the party, the legal luminary explained that only congresses organized by the national congress committees were acceptable and recognised.
This is just as Akintola noted that the current crisis within the party is a mere storm in a tea cup.
He said any party with the potential to win elections or ruling parties usually have internal issues that should not spell doom for such parties, if they manage their disagreements well.
Akintola spoke at the weekend on “Southwest Political Circuit”, a programme on Ibadan-based radio, Fresh FM.
The APC chieftain said members of a group, named Unity Forum, were friends and political associates of those in the mainstream wing of the party.
He said they remained under the same umbrella of the APC, adding that the group was only fighting for a better share of privileges and opportunities in the party.
The erudite lawyer, who is a governorship aspirant, posited that members of the Unity Forum were seeking relevance in the party ahead of the 2019 election.
On why he filed and handled court cases for Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Akintola said he did not personally handle cases for the governor but for the party.
The lawyer said he had been counsel to the party before the Fourth Republic, adding that he handled most of the cases pro bono.
On why the party was unable to grant the request of the group, Akintola said the party has enough for everybody’s need but not enough for everybody’s greed.