The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State is set to hold an enlarged meeting of aggrieved and existing members of the party.
This meeting, according to Nigeria Tribune, is part of moves to forge a union between all members of the party in the state.
Though members of the former governor Adebayo Alao Akala led reconciliation committee has been meeting with various aggrieved members one by one, the scheduled enlarged meeting is to put a final seal on reconciliation efforts.
OYOINSIGHT.COM recalls that the internal crisis rocking the party in the state started in 2018.
Before his death in 2020, former governor Abiola Ajimobi inaugurated a reconciliation committee to settle the grievances between all members of the party.
Since the inauguration of the committee, its head, Alao Akala had detailed other committee members to reach out to as many aggrieved members as possible, noting that he was ready to accommodate anybody.
The intention to accommodate anybody had informed Tuesday’s meeting between a member of the reconciliation committee, Senator Teslim Folarin and former Minister of Communications, Bayo Shittu in Ibadan.
Aimed at calming frayed nerves, Folarin had enjoined Shittu to desist from media war with Alao Akala and late former governor Abiola Ajimobi.
Especially, Folarin had asked Shittu to consider the interest of the APC be paramount and let bygones be bygones.
Upon extracting Shittu’s commitment, Folarin had proceeded to Ogbomoso on Wednesday to give the committee Chairman, Alao Akala, a report of his reconciliation efforts.
The meeting saw Alao Akala maintain that he had no grouse with Shittu, enjoining other aggrieved members to sheathe their swords in the spirit of moving towards having a united front for political battles ahead.
The committee had been inaugurated in May to propose a mechanism for resolving internal crises and other relevant issues that would help in genuine reconciliation effort.