The National Leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has asked the the various aggrieved groups in the Ondo State APC to sheath their sword.
The ex Lagos State Governor made this known on Tuesday evening in Akure after a peace meeting which was brokered by the APC leadership in the South-West.
A former Osun State Governor, Bisi Akande, who had accompanied Tinubu to the state stressed on the importance of resolving political crisis within a party. Also emphasising on the importance of the 2020 governorship election for the party victory. He asked the aggrieved leaders to work together towards a common goal.
“We want to win the next election in Ondo State and every other elections. The solution is in your hands. We want to thank you for your commitment to the party.
“We apply conflict resolution mechanism which is part of politics to resolve any other problem and smoothen the edges.
“The next move is unity; talking together, consulting one another and working together for the interests of our party and in particular Ondo state.”
Also on the entourage of Tinubu, who was received at the Akure Airport by Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu and his Ekiti State counterpart, Kayode Fayemi, were the former governors of Ogun and Ekiti states, Segun Osoba and Niyi Adebayo, alongside other chieftains of the party in the South-West.
Prominent Ondo APC leaders at the meeting were: Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, state Chairman of the party, Ade Adetimehin, former chairman, Isaac Kekemeke, Olusola Oke, APC Board of Trustees, BoT member, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, Segun Abraham among others.
Speaking with newsmen on what was discussed at the meeting, Chief Bisi Akande, former governor of Osun state, said the APC leaders had resolved to mend the broken fences in APC in Ondo state and they have been instructed to work together.
“We talked how we shall win next election resoundingly. You see all our leaders coming out together laughing and happy. We have our leaders in Ondo and we have told them to go and do their job and bring our party together as one.
“We shall also keep encouraging our leaders in Ondo state to do what we have agreed to which is unity at all level,” Akande said.
The former Chairman of the party in the state, Hon. Isaacs Kekemeke, expressed satisfaction, saying all aggrieved members have agreed to sit down and find solution to the party’s problem in the state.
“We have agreed that we will work together and we have agreed to find a domestic solution to address our domestic problem.
“So in a short while we will be putting ourselves together and proffer domestic solution to our domestic problem as motivated and encouraged by our National leader.
“We have all agreed that we have offended ourselves and that the better thing to do is to forgive ourselves and make comprise the way forward and thee most important thing is to build a platform and move the party forward.”