The Ibadan Less City Progressives Forum, a pressure group within the All Progressives Congress (APC), Oyo State has urged the gubernatorial candidate of the party, Senator Teslim Folarin to urgently implement the recommendations of the APC Reconciliation committee and the agreements he reached with the leaders of the Unity Forum at their “strategy” meeting in London, last week.
The Forum in a statement issued in Ibadan, the state capital on Tuesday commended the reconciliatory efforts of Teslim Folarin but added that all the moves were already becoming wasted as party members have continued to exit the party daily, in droves.
In the statement signed by the Chairman of the Solidarity Group , Hon Sola Olayiwola of Ona Ara Local Government, the group said that Senator Folarin who is also doubling as the state leader of the party should exhibit more seriousness and good faith in all his actions particularly his agreements at various reconciliatory fora and meetings.
“Although, details of his well publicised London meeting with the leaders of Unity Forum of Professor Adeolu Akande, Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle and Senator Buhari were not yet known, as senior members of the party, we know that the most important agenda on all reconciliations were harmonisation of the executives from state to wards; adequate compensation for those that paid homongous fees for party tickets without any primaries conducted; the involvement of our leaders, particularly those of Oke Ogun in the selection of our Deputy Governorship candidate among others.
“We strongly advise Senator Folarin to act on the above which were in tandem with the recommendations of the Senator Lanlehin led reconciliation committee and also supposedly with the thrust of the London meeting.
“We commend Senator Lanlehin for his far reaching recommendations as well as Professor Adeolu Akande and Alhaji Fatai Ibikunle for creating time for the London meeting”.
The group stated that the actions of both Professor Akande and Alhaji Ibikunle clearly confirmed that they are genuine and selfless progressives with the interest of the party at heart.
“We urge our great leader who is also our gubernatorial candidate, Senator Folarin to act now in the overall interest of our party and members across the 33 local government areas who are fully prepared, working assiduously to send packing the wobbling government of Engineer Seyi Makinde.
“This is not the time for procrastination for any reason. It is a time for action, action and action.
“If the leaders of the Unity Forum could come to terms with him and held strategic meetings together in far away London, Senator Folarin should as a matter of urgency act in good faith and reciprocate by implementing the agreements reached in the London meeting now,” Hon Olayiwola added.