The National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Chief John Oyegun has directed the newly inaugurated chairman of the Oyo APC, Chief Akin Oke not to inaugurate other executive members of the party pending the decision of the committee led by Lawan Shuaibu. Other states affected are Lagos, River, Taraba, Imo, Delta and Bayelsa insideoyo.com has learnt.
Oyegun who acknowledged that some states have issues with their executive and held parallel congresses gave this directive today while addressing the newly inaugurated party chairpersons at the party secretariat in Abuja.
According to him; “There is serious need for quick reconciliation especially in Rivers, Taraba, Oyo, Delta, Lagos and others. Let the chairmen here wait and not inaugurate their executives like the others until the issues with the Congresses in such states are resolved.
“I am going to set up a committee headed by the Deputy National Chairman, North to study the situation in such states for possible actions. There will be concessions and harmonizations after the exercise within this week” he said.
Recall that insideoyo.com had earlier broke the news that Chief Akin Oke was inaugurated today as the chairman of the Oyo State chapter of the party.
Vanguard reports that some factional state chairmen and their hordes of supporters had besieged the secretariat and attempted to gain entrance into the inauguration hall.
They were however repelled by security operatives on the orders of the National Organizing Secretary of the party, Sen. Osita Izunaso, who said only state chairmen whose names were listed by the party be allowed entry.
With the development, the factional chairmen in Oyo, Bayelsa, Enugu and Delta states who had earlier accessed the hall were shown the way out while the Oyo state Unity Forum, were shut out.
Among the members of the Unity Forum that were locked out were Sen. Munsorat Sumonu, and some members of the House of Representatives who chanted solidarity songs and who protested the recognition of the faction of Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi whom, they argued, did not buy forms and therefore should not be sworn in.