The Ibarapa Zone in Oyo State was the next port of call for the reconciliation committee set up by the Oyo State All Progressives Congress APC, to reconcile all aggrieved members
Recall that the committee was inaugurated recently at the APC state secretariate, Oke Ado, Ibadan and had moved swiftly to major parts of Oyo state to meet Stakeholders.
At the meeting with key players in the APC in Ibarapa, the Reconciliation Committee chaired by Senator Olufemi Lanlehin again pledged fairness and equity to all aggrieved members of the party.
Senator Olufemi Lanlehin, gave kudos to the forthrightness of discussions and the passion with which attendees opened up to state their grievances.
Senator Lanlehin however appealled to members in the region to maintain peace, pledging the Committee’s commitment to attend to all issues accordingly.
In a welcome address, Leader of the party in the zone, Chief T.A. Jolaoso in his opening remarks welcomed the Committee, wished it fruitful deliberations and relayed the apologies forwarded by two stalwarts of the party, Alh Fatai Ibikunle and Dr. Adebayo Adewusi, both of whom were unavoidably absent.
Earlier, Some of the aspirants while baring their minds, lamented the skewed manner in which candidates emerged in certain constituencies within the zone, and the seeming incapacitation of leaders to call a meeting to assuage aspirants.
They said despite their distress, they remained loyal to the party.
They nonetheless, urged the party to find meaningful ways of resolving all issues raised at the session.
The leadership, stakeholders and members of the party from the three local government areas of Ibarapaland attended the full-house meeting in Igboora, headquarters of Ibarapa Central Local Government.
Members of the Committee at the session included the party’s State Secretary who also doubles as the Committee Secretary, Alh Tajudeen Olanite, Chief Kehinde Balogun, Pastor Wale Adepoju, Pa E.O. Olaoye, Alh. Akin Akande, Dr (Mrs.) Adepeju Esan, Comrade Ibrahim Bolomope and Hon. Wahab Oguntayo.
Chief Lanre Oke, Pastor Akin Oke, Pa Suara Ogunyemi, Alh Kareem Adebayo, Alh Ayinla Kakako, Hon. Gaphar Ojetola, Engr. Dayo Lawal, Alh Bukola Badmus and Chief Sunday Adewale Abeebo were also present.
Aspirants on the platform of the party in attendance were Hon. Gbemileke Olawore, Hon. Tokunbo Toriola, Hon. Ganiyu Samuel, Hon. Jacob Akintola, Hon. Mukaila Oyerinde, Hon. Kolawole Olusegun and Hon. Sola Makinde.
Other leaders in the Ibarapa zone present at the session included Elder Dayo Adeola, Alh. K.O. Jinadu, Alh. Olaide Abass, Apostle S.A. Aderounmu, Chief T.A.A. Aderenle, Chief Francis Babalola, Chief S.A. Ayanleke, Alh. Fatai Ayanyemi, Hon. Ramota Okemakinde and Erelu Funke Olayanju.
Also present were Hon. Akinyemi Akinlabi, Mr. Segun Ojediran, Mrs. Fatimo Raimi, Hon. R.O. Ojegoke and Senator Peter Adeyemo, who represented Oyo South Senatorial District between 1999 and 2003.
Member of the House of Representatives and candidate, Ibarapa Central and North Federal Constituency, Dr. Muraina Ajibola, while delivering the vote of thanks, apologised profusely for whatever misgivings might have cropped up in the processes leading to his emergence, pledging readiness to do all that is necessary for the success of the party in the 2023 polls.