Chief Lowo Obisesan, the Chairman of the APC Reconciliation Committee in Oyo State has assured aggrieved members of the party of fairness in the ongoing reconciliation process.
Obisesan gave the assurance in Ibadan while meeting with aggrieved members from the 33 local governments in the state.
Obisesan, a lawyer and former Commissioner for Environment in the state who was recently appointed by the national leadership of the party to ensure an amicable reconciliation of aggrieved members of the party in the state.
“But today, they are returning to the party and that is the reason the reconciliation is progressing. We don’t have a problem winning the minds of the progressives back into the party. Those who were genuinely aggrieved are returning to their party and we are making progress. The little problem we have now has to do with the state executive committee which the previous administration put in place.
Our people believe that the process that led to the emergence of the committee was fraudulent. Those members were picked without the contributions of the leaders of the party across the 33 local government areas in the state. That is the only problem we are facing but we have spoken with our leaders in the South-West and they understood. We spoke with Senator Bola Tinubu who is our leader. He is a father and a leader of leaders. We have also gone to see Chief Bisi Akande and a former governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, and they are all working to see that a proper executive committee is put in place in Oyo State”.
Obisesan said that it was impossible to have a big party like APC without different interests, adding that the committee would do all within its ability to foster unity and mutual understanding.
He promised to ensure a fair reconciliation process, saying the efforts would aid the party’s return to power in 2023.
“Oyo is the only state where our former governor created artificial problems. The progressives had never lost before in Oyo State but the opposition came from within. But with the steps we are currently taking, particularly with the like of former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, Senator Ayo Adeseun, Senator Teslim Folarin, Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle and Professor Adeolu Akande, we believe that the reconciliation will be successful”.
Obisesan said that the committee would work very hard to correct the identified wrongs before the next election.