Peace has finally returned to Oyo State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as critical stakeholders met on Friday to approve harmonised list of Oyo State Executives of the party.
The meeting, which was held at Awosika residence of former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, was attended by zonal leaders and members of Oyo APC Elders’ Advisory Council. The Chairman of Oyo APC State Congress Appeal Panel Chairman, Chief (Dr.) Samuel Ogbuku was in attendance to authenticate the reconciled list of new state executives of the party as directed by APC CECPC.
The resolution of the meeting reads in full:
RESOLUTION OF OYO APC LEADERS ON HARMONISED LIST OF STATE EXECUTIVES OF THE PARTY
Sequel to Thursday, November 4 2021 directive of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a meeting of zonal leaders and members of Oyo APC Elders’ Advisory Council, was held at Awosika residence of former governor Adebayo Alao-Akala on Friday, November 12, 2021.
The leaders resolved that:
1. The October 30, 2021 State Congress of Oyo APC followed the zoning template approved on Monday October 11, 2021 by the leaders of the party.
2. All tendencies are carried along in the composition of new state executive members of Oyo State APC according to the adopted zoning template of the party.
In lieu of the above, we hereby attach the harmonised list of Oyo State executives of the All Progressives Congress endorsed and submitted to the National Secretariat of the party by Hon. Gambo Lawan and Hon. Bello Abdullah who are Chairman and Secretary of Oyo APC State Congress Committee respectively.
A motion for adoption of the resolution of the meeting was moved by former speaker of Oyo State House of Assembly and current serving Minority Leader of OYSHA, Rt. Hon. Asimiyu Alarape. The motion was seconded by overall leader of APC in Oke-Ogun Zone, Pa Samuel Adekola.
Alarape while moving his motion said, “the leaders have resolved that there is no list to compare with list of winners of the party’s State Congress held on October 30th, 2021. Therefore, I move a motion for adoption of new party state executives held on October 30th 2021 at Liberty Stadium Ibadan”.
Speaking after the meeting, Chiarman of Oyo State APC Appeal, Chief (Dr.) Samuel Ogbuku stated that he came to authentic the reconciled list of new state executives of the party as directed by APC CECPC. “
“The National Caretaker Chairman of our great party, Governor Mai-Mala Buni gave a clear mandate to the State Congress Appeal Panel to attend harmonization meeting convened by the constitutionally recognised leader of the party in the state who is former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala. I came straight to his Bodija, Ibadan, residence where the harmonization meeting is holding”
“I want to state categorically that Oyo APC State Congress Appeal Panel has no power to change the list of new state executives of the party who emerged through the State Congress of October 30th, 2021 held at Liberty Stadium Ibadan. However, my committee has noted all the complaints by some party members. We will submit our report to the National Secretariat of the party” he noted.
In attendance at the meeting were former deputy governor of Oyo State, Barr. Iyiola Oladokun, Pa Samuel Adekola, Pa Elegbede Sunday and members of Oyp APC Elders’ Advisory Council.