By Temitope Adedeji, Akure.
The National Leader of All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said the political party will adopt conflict resolution mechanism to solve present crisis rocking the party in Ondo state.
WesternpostNigeria online on Tuesday reported that the National leader of the party, Asiwaju Tinubu; Ondo state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu; former Interim Chairman of the party and erstwhile Osun State Governor, Chief Bisi Akande and former Ogun State Governor, Aremo Olusegun Osoba were having a closed-door meeting with some aggrieved members of the party in Akure, Ondo State.
The APC leader addressing journalists immediately after the meeting said, they are in Akure to settle the crisis rocking the party since the inception of the current administration.
According to him, “We are in Ondo state today to preach peace to all our members and surely we believe that peace will reign.
“Walking together, talking together and laughing together is what we want and we will resolve the crisis”.
Also in his own speech, the Chief Akande, said the settlement would yield results since we are all laughing together.
Hitherto, the political crisis have been rocking Ondo state chapter of the party since the governorship primaries in 2016, which brought about the party members partying ways from the governor and stay aloof.
More so, the Ondo state governor was also alleged of anti-party activities in the just concluded 2019 presidential election by some party leaders in the state which led to the suspension of the governor at the national level.
Interestedly, the former deputy governor of the state, Alhaji Ali Olanusi had earlier condemned the activities of the governor urging members to vote against the party candidates in the last general election.
Others are the meeting are Ekiti State governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, Alhaji Ali Olanusi, Chief Olusola Oke, among other top politicians in Ondo state.
Responding to whether the meeting was to canvass for Akeredolu’s second term, the former Party Chairman in the state, Hon. Isaac Kekemeke, said “nothing like second term bid for Akeredolu.”
Kekemeke, who was removed as the party Chairman immediately the governor came on board in 2017.
He added, that “We never discussed and the leaders never said anything about second term. Our intention is to resolve the crisis rocking the party domestically.”