Oyo APC Crisis Worsens As Bigwigs Shun Akala-led Peace Meeting

Crisis rocking the Oyo state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the weekend worsened as bigwigs in the party shuned the peace meeting conveyed by the chairman of the reconcilition committee of the party and a former governor of the state, Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala.

The immediate past governor of the state, late Senator Abiola Ajimobi had set up and inaugurated 16-man peace committee led by a former governor of the state, Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala
with Prince Gbade Lana as secretary to reconcile aggrieved members of the party in Oyo State.

Absent at the meeting are: the Minister for Youth and Sport, Mr. Sunday Dare, immediate past Deputy Governor, Moses Alake-Adeyemo, immediate past Minister of communications, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, former Chief of Staff to Late Governor Abiola Ajimobi, Prof.Adeolu Akande, Iyiola Oladokun, Hon. Yunus Akintunde, Fatai Ibikunle, Bayo Adewusi, Sen. Adesoji Akanbi, Sen. Ayo Adeseun, Hon. Dapo Lam-Adesina, Abiodun Olasupo, Hon. Taiwo Michael Akintola, Hon. Sunbo Olugbemi, Hon. Sunday Adepoju, Akeem Agbaje, Ayodeji Kareem, Isiaka Alimi, Ajiboye Omodewu, Goke Oyetunji and other prominet members of the party.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, one of the absentees alleged that the committee was not fairly constituted because it was dominated by former members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in progressive fold.

“The composition is unfair from the beginning. Some of those who got us in this mess are in the committee. Then, how do you achieve unity? We say we want to dislodge the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and they want to lead APC with PDP members, it is not done. It is a planned work, to allow Governor Seyi Makinde to use two terms. They want to deny the people of Oyo State the opportunity of progressive governance. The issue that led us into this mess has not been addressed,” he said.

Before Saturday’s meeting that was held at Alao Akala House, Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, had on Friday convened another meeting held at the University of Ibadan.

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