A former national Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has stepped into the crisis rocking the party towards a peaceful membership registration and revalidation exercise which begins on February 2, 2021 nationwide.
The former Governor of Edo State who meant with leaders of the party from Edo North Senatorial district at his Iyamho Country home on Sunday in Etsako West Local Government Area of the State, appealed to members of his party to close ranks and be vigilant during the membership registration and revalidation exercise and ensure that mercenaries were not allowed to either hijack the party or cause problems for the party.
He appealed to the aggrieved members and its leaders from his locality to bury the hatchet and comply with APC directive of the National Secretariat of the party on the Constitution of Caretaker Committees.
He further urged them to ensure that there is regular meetings of the party to ascertain the level of progress in the party in the interest of peace and mutual benefits.
The former labour leader, emphasized that the decision of the national leadership of the APC to the effect that all former Executives of the APC who are still members of the party should be returned as Caretaker Committee Chairmen and members in their respective Local Governments and Wards, remains incontrovertible.
He also stressed the need for leaders to develop the spirit of give and take to succeed, adding that it behoves the servant leaders to build the confidence and mutual trust in their followers by teaching the younger ones the unwritten code of conduct on how leaders on how to be loyal followers without compromising their principles and values.
On his part, the Caretaker Committee deputy State Chairman of the party, Mr. Jarrett Tenebe, spoke on the need to obey the party constitution to ensure there is discipline in the party.
He called on Local Government Chairmen of the party to obey the National and state leaderships of the party’s directive on the constitution of the Caretaker Committees to promote unity and oneness in the party.
In his speech, the deputy leader in the House of Representatives, Hon. Peter Akpatason, expressed appreciation to the National Chairman and called for unity and cooperation among the leadership to achieve progress in the party.
In their separate submissions, the deputy leader in the House of Representatives, Hon. Peter Akpatason and the Senatorial Chairman of the party, Chief Mr. S.S. Mayaki, expressed appreciation to the National Chairman and called for unity and cooperation among the leadership to achieve progress in the party.
Our Correspondent reports that the Chairman of Basic Education Committee in the House of Representatives, Professor Julius Ihonvbere, Mr. Abubakar Momoh, a former member of House of Representatives, members of the State House of Assembly from Edo North were amongst the prominent members who attended the meeting.