*order total ban of factions within the party
By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
All Progressives Congress, (APC) warlords in Oyo State on Monday stormed the party’s state secretariat in Ibadan for a parley ahead the kicking off of the membership registration and revalidation exercise on Tuesday.
In a resolution after the meeting, the party stakeholders placed a total ban on the inimical activities of divisive factional groups within Oyo APC
Welcoming the stakeholders, Oyo State APC Caretaker Chairman, Chief Akin Oke, said with the coming together of the party’s stakeholders, APC in the state will be repositioned for the task of winning future elections in the state.
“Although the main objective of today’s meeting is to deliberate on how to mobilize for the success of the party’s membership registration and revalidation exercise, we must express our happiness and joy on account of the attendance of this meeting by all the critical stakeholders including our leaders who were aggrieved at one time or the other”, he said.
Chief Oke added, “it is a new dawn and we salute your courage for putting behind all issues of grievances to channel a new cause for the good of our dear party and the nation”
The Minister of Sport and Youth Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, while speaking lauded the Chief Akin Oke-led state executive committee for organizing the meeting.
Mr Dare described the meeting as “very important at this critical time when all hands must be put on deck to save the state from the PDP whose conduct in government, so far, leaves much to be desired”.
The resolution arrived at by the APC stakeholders are : 1) Oyo APC shall be democratic in all its political activities as this concerns entrenchment of internal democracy particularly in the area Party Congresses and elective positions.2). That Oyo APC is now an indivisible family poised to win all future elections in the state.
3) The Stakeholders also resolved to work together with the National Secretariat for the overall success of the Membership Registration and Revalidation exercise.
4. That the Stakeholders have placed a total ban on the inimical activities of divisive groups such as Lamists, SENACO, PDP Reform and Unity Forum within Oyo APC.
5. That all Leaders including but not limited to former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala, Barr. Iyiola Oladokun, Chief Moses Alake-Adeyemo and Chief Akin Oke are determined to galvanize available resources (particularly the teeming population of party faithful) to rebuild Oyo APC and make it more virile.”