The Senator Olufemi Lanlehin-led Oyo State Reconciliation Committee has submitted its report to the State Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The committee was set up with a view of brokering truce among warring factions and engendering electoral success for the Oyo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has again been reiterated.
Some of the recommendations of the committee according to a source include the harmonisation of the Executive Committees from the ward to the state to accommodate all tendencies, constant engagement of all aspirants in party assignments beginning with their inclusion in campaign committees to showcase their recognition and continued dialogue with all stakeholders to engender peace and harmony.
Speaking during the submission of the report, Senator Lanlehin in his opening remarks interrogated some of the issues which birthed the dire need for the Committee, especially those which cropped up during the party’s congresses and primaries.
He said: “Despite members’ understandable anger, one good thing I took away was their commitment to remain within the party; in fact, they’ve only asked that the party takes note of their grouse and keeps faithfully to their recommendations,” Lanlehin submitted.
State Chairman of the party, Isaac Omodewu while responding, appreciated the Committee for putting their all into the assignment, noting that party members have a lot to learn from the commitment of the Committee, imploring them to note that their assignment had not ended, as it will always be an ongoing one.”
“Until we achieve electoral victory in the 2023 polls, your assignment has not ended. Even after, I’m sure you’ll still have one or two things to do, for the sake of the party,” Omodewu said.
Commending members for their selflessness, the Oyo APC helmsman praised them for doing the assignment pro bono, praying that their reward will not elude them when the time comes. “If we had given this assignment to a Consultant, we know how many millions he would have charged us. So, we thank this Committee for doing a thoroughly professional job free of charge. We cannot appreciate you enough”.
Joining the State Chairman to receive the reports were members of the State Executive Committee and some chieftains from the six states of the Southwest who were in Ibadan to attend the party’s zonal meeting.
In attendance were Barrister Paul Omotoso, Ekiti State APC Chairman, Barrister Kola Majaro, and Mrs. Yetunde Adesanya, Southwest Zonal Legal Adviser and Woman Leader respectively, amongst others.