National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole on Tuesday noted that disagreements and contestations within a political party was not a big deal.
He made the comment on Tuesday during the inauguration of the 12-member reconciliation committee set up by his party to reconcile aggrieved members of the party.
Oshiomhole, himself is locked in a bitter strife with his successor, Gov. Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.
According to him, “It is traditional for progressive parties to have internal contestations, argument and disagreement. There is nothing wrong with those.”
Oshiomhole also explained that the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan was not inaugurated as Chairman of the recently reviewed Committee because he stepped down to attend to pressing state matters.
The reconstituted committee is headed by the party’s former National Interim Chairman, Bisi Akande.
He said the inauguration of the committee had been delayed because Lawan declined the appointment.
According to him, the reconciliation committee was conceived by the APC National Executive Committee (NEC) to reconcile aggrieved members so that the party can enjoy internal cohesion between now and the next election.
He explained: “After due consultation, the President approved the committee. However, the process has suffered a little delay because the person originally slated to head the committee was unable to play that role and so, we had to revisit the entire composition.”
The APC National Chairman noted that the acceptance of the members to serve in the committee renewed the confidence of the leadership that members of the party were desirous of ensuring that peace and tranquility reigned in the party.
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