Crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State took a dramatic turn on Sunday as four of the seven members in the state Congress Committee allegedly opted out of the assignment and hurriedly returned to Abuja.
Sources close to the party hierarchy hinted that the members sneaked out one after the other from the Jericho Apartment, Jericho where they were lodged to head for Abuja en route Lagos.
The four members are Mr Lanre Edun, Mallam Abdullai Kontagora, Mr Diran Iyantan and Chief Ralph Igbokwe.
It was gathered that the four members had argued at a meeting of the committee last night that the protest against the delegates’ list presented at the stakeholders’ meeting should not be dismissed if the party would be reconciled for the 2023 elections.
“A member of the committee who spoke with party officials in Abuja explained that the number of gladiators and groups who have protested the controversial list are too numerous to be ignored.
“But the chairman and secretary were adamant that the congress must hold with the disputed list,” a source disclosed.
The four members who reportedly explained their worries over the position of the chairman and secretary walked out of the apartment and organised to be taken to Lagos from where they headed for Abuja.
One of the members who did not want his name mentioned confirmed that they had left the chairman and secretary in Ibadan as they could not afford to be part of the scam going on in Oyo State.