By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
The Senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial District, Senator Teslim Folarin has cautioned that the crisis in Oyo State All Progressives Congress (APC) may mar the South West agenda for Presidency in 2023.
Senator Folarin who is also the Chairman Senate Committee on Local Contents stated this in a message he posted on his Facebook account titled “The Voice of Reason”.
He emphasized that there is the need to settle the APC crisis in Oyo state on time for the South West agenda for Presidency in 2023 to materialise, saying, “the case of Oyo State is peculiar because she is the headquarters of Progressive in the history of this Nation”,
“We pray that all our efforts to bring UNITY and ONENESS to the party most especially in Oyo State will not be in jeopardy. If Oyo State is not settled on time it can mar our agenda for presidency in 2023”, he said.
The Chairman Senate Committee on Local contents added, “the National Reconciliation Committee of APC has started well by inviting various groups in each state in order to solve the differences among these groups which will bring a lasting solution to the party from Units, Wards, LGs States as well as National”.
“The case of Oyo State is peculiar because, she is the headquarters of Progressive in the history of this Nation. Before Abuja meeting. The Reconciliation Committee of Oyo State headed by the former Governor of Oyo State Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao Akala called a larger reconciliation meeting which was held at Akala House. Virtually 98.% of groups in Oyo State were present at the meeting while 2% didn’t attend the meeting”.
Senator Folarin while stressing that though the APC National Reconciliation Committee has scheduled another meeting which will be held at Gov. Kayode Fayemi’s house in Ibadan, said, “If truly we want a sincere and genuine reconciliation in Oyo State . All the groups that attended the reconciliation meeting at Alaka’s house MUST attend the one that will be hosted by Fayemi Also the big GUNS / VIP in the party should be invited because politics is about figure.
He stated further in the Facebook message that, “also, Gov Akala should also remind the National Reconciliation Committee that all the groups he spoke with during the said meeting in his house should be invited inorder to settle the case of Oyo State once and for all. Don’t forget that everybody that involved in the second World War were at the round table”.