The Chairman of the North-West National Peace and Reconciliation Committee of the All Progressives Congress, Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, has said the post-primaries disaffection among members of the party is not intractable.
Ajimobi disclosed this in a statement by his Special Adviser on Communication and Strategy, Bolaji Tunji, on Monday.
He therefore appealed to the aggrieved party members in the North-West zone to take advantage of the committee’s reconciliation meeting scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, in Kaduna, Kaduna State.
Ajimobi promised that the committee was coming with an open mind and would be prepared to listen to the grievances of party members with a view to resolving them amicably.
He said: “As in every human endeavour, there is bound to be disagreement within the APC family, especially in relation to the just-concluded primaries. Being the largest party in Africa, we had a large number of eminently qualified people who jostled for tickets.
“But as in every contest, a winner must emerge and those who could not actualize their ambition were bound to feel embittered, no matter how transparent the process might be.
“Let me use this opportunity to appeal to our members to explore the internal mechanism for seeking redress in the larger interest of the party. 2019 is around the corner and we cannot afford to the election as a divided house.”
Ajimobi said Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s parley in Kaduna would bring together party faithful across the North-West to resolve pending disagreements and expressed optimism that APC would come out stronger in the end.