Fresh crisis hits Oyo APC as Unity Forum kicks against Alao-Akala commitee

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Fresh crisis hits Oyo APC as Unity Forum kicks against Alao-Akala commitee

Fresh crisis is currently brewing within the Oyo State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC), OMADAILY .

Our correspondent learnt on Wednesday that a commitee led by a former Governor of the State, Chief Christopher Adebayo Alao-Akala had set up a commitee to consider zoning of and conduct the state congress of the party.

But, a group within the party cherished Unity Forum had said that it was not part of the commitee.

OMADAILY reports that of the forum included former Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, Senators Ayo Adeseun, Femi Lanlehin and Soji Akanbi.

Other members of the forum included former Deputy Governor, Otunba Alake Adeyemo, Chief Abu Gbadamosi, Alhaji Fatsi Ibikunle, Professor Adeolu Akande, former State Deputy of the party, Alhaji Isiaka Alimi and former of the party, Chief Goke Oyetunji.

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Shittu, who spoke on behalf of the forum, added that the group was not consulted before such commitee members were appointed.

The former Minister in a telephone conversation with OMADAILY Wednesday night, maintained that the forum the commitee.

He added that the forum was not consulted when the committee was allegedly constituted.

He spoke further by saying that the commitee intended to impose itself on the party.

Shittu that the committee has at least five known supporters of a serving senator and gubernatorial aspirant.

“On Wednesday September 29,2021 a three- delegation of the Unity Forum met with Governor Akala on the need for a single state congress. Governor Akala agreed on the need for a critical stakeholders meeting.

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“It was agreed that both sides should generate 13 names for the congress. He indeed sent the list of 13 nominees and consultations were on for the remaining 13 nominees when suddenly there was of the constitution of a 9- zoning committee.

“The committee has at least five known supporters of a serving Senator and gubernatorial aspirant, including the and Secretary of the committee.

“The list only had two nominees from the Unity Forum even when it is public knowledge that the Unity Forum controls majority of party members. To make matters worse, the nominees from Unity Forum were selected by the PDP group without recourse to the Unity Forum.

“There is enough evidence of bad in the composition of the 9- committee. We call on the leadership of the APC at the national level to be watchful of the PDP elements in the APC who appear hellbent on destroying the progressives party in Oyo State.”

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