By Oluwakemi Ishola
The Commissioner representing Oyo state at the Federal Character Commission (FCC), Prof. Niyi Olowofela has called on aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to allow ex Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala led reconciliation committee to resolve the crises in the main opposition party in the state.
The for Commissioner for Education also appealed to them to remain calm and allow the resolution of the crisis rocking the party as well as to put their differences aside and unite.
He gave the advice in an interview with Mega Icon Magazine in Ibadan on Sunday.
The former Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology recalled that before the demise of late Governor Abiola Ajimobi, he preached passionately for peace to reign in the party and to achieve that he tasked Chief Akala to lead the reconciliation committee.
Olowofela who disclosed that he was aware of the terms of reference, opined that former Governor Akala as a seasoned and experienced politician is making frantic efforts to reconcile all groups with divergent views, adding that the Committee had started on a good note.
The ex-council boss further expressed hope that the crisis in the party would soon be over, noting that the ability of resolving differences makes humans unique.
I can assure you, other aggrieved stakeholders would be reached”, he said.
It will be recalled that representatives of all groups had expressed issues agitating their minds at the recently held reconciliation meeting in Ibadan. Despite the fact that some groups opined that the executive of the party as presently constituted should be dissolved, but former Governor Akala had declared that the committee lacked such power.
Akala who emphasized on providence stressed that the late former Governor Ajimobi in 2011 had no or limited executive but became the govenor and that himself was aiming at becoming a Council Chairman before providence launched him to become the Deputy governor and later the governor.
According to the communiqué, they resolved that the Committee should be expanded by adding aggrieved stakeholders as members and also to invite two stakeholders from each local government so that all the councils in the state can be adequately represented.