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We’ll Need To Forgive Ourselves To Move Oyo APC Forward — Repete

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The deputy national youth leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Hon. Afeez Bolaji Repete, is not happy with the state of things within the state chapter of the party.
Repete, who hails from Ona-Ara local government, explained that he feels deeply concerned and extremely worried about the sad development in our party as regards the differences among the major stakeholders within our party.
In a post on his Facebook, Repete warmed that the “consequence of our seeming unforgiveness and refusal to reconcile is indeed dreadful, monumentally tedious and unpalatable.”
A CALL FOR FORGIVENESS!
 
A cloud of ill-fortune is gradually gathering over our party in Oyo state,the cloud gets thicker by the day and today we can perceive it in the air around us and it has assumed a sad dimension. Some haters of the party with unprecedented commitment are fanning the embers of this discord constantly. This is the most opportune time for men of goodwill and conscience to sit up and intervene. The stories and ripple effects of the ensuing deep political face offs are unpalatable.
 
I therefore, feel deeply concerned and extremely worried about the sad development in our party as regards the differences among the major stakeholders within our party. I am worried because, where there once existed trust, there is now mutual suspicion, where there once existed zeal, understanding and support, now there is non-challance and lack of commitment, and where there were smiles, there are now frowns.  
 
These variables are ordinary expectations of life as it is given for human to engage in complex transaction and inter-personal relationships. Concerns are however aroused when things start getting out of hand,a critical distortion has taken place, love and friendship have taken a flight through the back window. 
 
Before we finally settle for the worst, it is good to know that we have a choice at this juncture and that choice is either to re-espouse friendship and love or to continue in our down-ward trend.  The choice is also to either re-enact trust, understanding and mutual support or to jettison these virtues. 
The choice is to either forgive or reconcile, we will be gradually assuming the toga of that which we are fighting against.  If we fail to reconcile, our history will continue to repeat in tragic re-enactments, history will continue to repeat itself as we are automatically given to help recreate unresolved conflicts.  
 
The consequence of our seeming unforgiveness and refusal to reconcile is indeed dreadful, monumentally tedious and unpalatable. In the main, the real victims of these ugly trends are indeed the majority of our committed members who expect a bountiful and beneficial harvest from their endeavours. 
 
I frankly say that the situation is not healthy, the party stands to do better without this misunderstanding and our eminent leaders and stakeholders stand to achieve more for our people without the face-off.  The virtues of harmony and reconciliation are numerous, the advantages advance beyond inter personal relationships and extends to the balance of our components like body,mind and spirit and it restores the harmony of the mind. 
 
The billion naira question therefore is, can we forgive ourselves and be reconciled to one another? Reconciliation does not come easy, it is not just a political struggle, it is psychology, personal and spiritual. 
Although,  a lot of walls and barriers have been erected but we have the duty now for the common good of all,to restore any damage done to one another as much as can be done without creating a class of new victims. There is a call for something better and greater, a call for reconciliation, a call for solid values that embraces a still wispy future.
 
It is my greatest conviction that whatever factors are responsible for these ill-feelings amongst our members, whether real or imagined, can be adequately addressed on a round table.  I call on everyone to ignore rumour mongers, perverts and mischievous misfits, who make selfish gains from this unholy enterprise and sheathe their swords for the sake of our party.
 
This party has achieved a lot under the leadership of our amiable leader, senator Abiola Ajimobi, let us all join hands together and give APC the bigger and better statues she rightly deserves.  Ego and self – centeredness should be jettisoned while objectivity and higher regards for the masses and our members should be espoused in a bid to frontally tackle this development. 
 
Afeez Bolaji Repete writes from No 40, Blantyre Street,Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria.
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