Tinubu Calls Ajimobi, Shittu To Order
National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has intervened in the crisis rocking the Oyo State chapter of the party.
He urged members of the group within the party called Unity Forum, to bury the hatchet, forgive perceived shortcomings and cooperate with Governor Abiola Ajimobi.
The Unity Forum belongs to the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu.
Tinubu urged aggrieved members to utilize the party’s appeal mechanisms, imbibe the spirit of giving and take, embrace compromise and shun personal differences capable of jeopardizing the fortunes of the party in forthcoming elections.
Apparently reacting to an open letter addressed to him by the Unity Forum, Tinubu urged aggrieved members to take a cue from his experience whereby some party decisions and actions went contrary to his position, yet he applied to the party’s appeal processes and structures for redress, rather than threaten to leave the APC.
Noting that he regarded members of the Unity Forum as part of the progressive family, he warned them against being swayed by false voices to breaking into a rival group which could endanger the democratic experience in Oyo State.
With regard to reservations about the ward and local government congress, Tinubu urged all members of the party to cooperate with the congress committee and the party hierarchy, close ranks and accepts results that emerge afterwards.
Especially, he said, members must key into the greater purpose of the party hierarchy as taking precedence over individual ambition and transient personal differences.
Describing Ajimobi as a good man and leader, Tinubu said the Oyo state governor had demonstrated openness, commitment to the party in reaching out and ensuring inclusiveness evidenced by his welcoming into the APC of former Governor Adebayo Alao Akala, former Senator Teslim Folarin, former Secretary to the State Governor, Ayodele Adigun among other top politicians.
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