A group within the APC, the Continuity for Good Governance (CGG) has described the ‘vote of no confidence passed on the former Osun State governor as unhealthy and highly offensive.
Members of the Unity Forum led by former Deputy Governor of the State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi had rejected the nomination of Chief Bisi Akande as the Chairman of the party’s National Reconciliation Committee.
It therefore issued a seven day ultimatum to the Unity Forum to tender a public apology to Chief Akande for the unfounded statement credited to their group.”.
The group in a statement issued by its spokesman, Prince Kayode Ehinlanwo said Akande’s appointment was a welcome development.
The group lauded the initiative and urged members of the party to be committed to the reconciliation process.
The statement reads: “We particularly use this medium to warn members against insinuations capable of further fuelling the embers of discord in this hard earned process of reconciliation.
“We want to state here that for the records, no genuine APC faithful is interested in perpetual political bickering and unfounded imbroglio and brouhaha in the name of petty politics in Ondo State.
“It is time to outgrow all these political trivialities and anachronistic acrobatics and forging ahead. No amount of negative and unfounded allegations will pull off a feather from Chief Akande’s hard-earned integrity, reputation and political acceptability in the South west and Nigeria as a whole.”
The group pointed out that reconciliation is a necessary tool that enhances democracy and that members should bury their ego and support the peace initiative of Governor Akeredolu.
While reiterating its full support for Akande’s reconciliation committee, the CGG said: “For the avoidance of doubt, Akande earned his enviable reputation as a man of integrity and self-contentment long ago. He is well respected across the globe with his humble background and political antecedent.
The CGG called for the monitoring of the activities of the Olanusi-led group by faithful members.
It added: “Are they working in tandem with the opposition to take over from the APC in the state by rejecting the idea of reconciliation put in place by the APC National Working Committee?”