Nigeria Alert November 11, 2021
The Caretaker Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo state, Chief Akin Oke, has described the alleged rejection of the harmonised list of the new state Executive Committee of the party by the national leadership of the APC as “a wicked rumour coming from desperate and overzealous politicians who do not mean well for the party.
In his reaction to news story by an online news, Chief Oke frowned at what he described as “deliberate attempts by some supposed party members to use a section of the media to create panic situation with a view to impose their selfish agenda on the generality of the party membership in the state.
“As rightly stated by a concerned chieftain of our dear party, Mr. Afeez Bolaji Repete, there is no iota of truth in the information contained in the news story which we have confirmed to have been sponsored by the same elements who are bent on setting Oyo APC on fire. The truth of the matter is that I was in Ibadan all through today (Wednesday) and I neither traveled to Abuja nor sent any list to our national secretariat.
“Concerned stakeholders are still consulting on how to achieve the desired harmonization in the face of varying interest among the different tendencies. We are in regular contact with Abuja and they are aware that we need little time more to come up with the list. So, the question of a list being taken to Abuja and rejected does not arise at all.
“Concern leaders and stakeholders are to meet this Friday again to take a final decision on the matter and we can assure the general public that everything will be fine. As a result of this, we appeal to all members and supporters of our great Party to remain calm and eschew all acts capable of causing unnecessary panic or disrupting the peace process as mid-wived by the national leadership of the party last week in Abuja.
“In conclusion, we use this medium to make a strong appeal to journalists to always double check their facts and balance their stories before rushing to press.