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Appeal committee, APC leaders endorse Oyo congress [PHOTOS]

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The All Progressives Congress (APC), state congress appeal committee in Oyo State and some zonal leaders of the party have ratified the outcome of the recently held state congress of the party.

They endorsed the outcome of the state congress during a meeting held at the residence of a former Governor of the state, Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala.

Present at the meeting held on Friday included Chairman of the appeal committee, Chief Samuel Ogbuku, chairman of the state congress committee, Alhaji Gambo Lawan and Alao-Akala.

Others are some of the zonal leaders from the five geopolitical zones of the state, among whom are former Deputy Governor, Chief Iyiola Oladokun, Hon. Asimiyu Alarape, Hon. Kazeem Tunde, Hon. Jacob Bamgboye, Hon. Bimbo Oladeji, Chief Lowo Obisesan, Chief Wale Ohu, Alhaji Kamoru Ajisafe, Alhaji M.K.O. Laoye, Mojisola Tegbe and Mufu Adisa, among others.

DAILY POST recalls that party had on Saturday October 30 held its state congress.

It was gathered that some members of the party who were not happy with the outcome of the congress had approached the leadership of the party to cancel the congress. The aggrieved members called on the party to conduct another congress in the state.

But, the Chairman of the appeal committee and the zonal leaders have ratified the outcome of the congress.

The ratification followed a motion for the endorsement of the outcome of the congress moved by the Minority leader of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Asimiyu Alarape.

Alarape, while moving the motion for the endorsement of the outcome of the congress held last week 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.”

The motion for the endorsement of the state congress was seconded by Chief Samuel Adekola.

Chairman of the appeal committee who supervised the meeting, maintained that there is no need to conduct another congress because the leaders had endorsed the outcome of the congress held last month.

He maintained that the congress held on Saturday, 30 October 2021 stands.

Ogbuku, who addressed journalists after the meeting, however said that anyone who has contrary views against the congress should reach out to him.

He explained that the meeting he had with the party leaders has affirmed the result of the congress, hence there is no need for another congress in the state.

“I have been directed from the national secretariat of the party. At the national secretariat of the party, there was a meeting, it was resolved that Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, former Governor of Oyo, as the leader of the party should call his people to resolve all the issues that are outstanding.

“And on the strength of that, I came into Ibadan to meet the leader. Here we are for the meeting to meet the stakeholders here present. I believed that this is the meeting, because I cannot share myself. We have actually supervised the meeting. I think we have not had any dissecting voices. What we got was the resolution.

“And the motion was moved by the former Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Asimiyu Alarape, who is the present minority leader, said that the list of the executive elected at the state congress held on 31st October, should be the list of the APC state executive and it was supported by Chief S.A. Adekola. And whatever we have seen here, it is our responsibility to take what we have seen here back to Abuja”.