Oyo APC must restructure internal policy for future successes – Chieftain

An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Oyo State, Chief Rotimi Ajanaku, has called for the restructuring of the party’s internal policy to allow for fairness, equity and justice, ahead of future elections.
Ajanaku told newsmen on Thursday in Ibadan that this was the only way the party could achieve future electoral successes.
“It is only when the party restructures its internal policy to allow fairness, equity and justice that it can win future elections in the state and in the South-West zone,” he said.
The APC chieftain, while reacting to a statement credited to the state party’s Chairman, Chief Akin Oke, that there was no factions within the party, said that sincere reconciliation of aggrieved members must be ensured.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oke had, in a statement, debunked speculations that there were factions in the party, promising the party’s readiness to accept aggrieved members back into the party.
Ajanaku, however, said that such denial by the chairman would not do the party any good at the moment.
“The chairman’s statement is unnecessary for the progress of the party. We should be cautious of being insincere to the plight of aggrieved party members.
“It will be unfair to be insensitive to the feelings and emotions of those who have contributed, in no small way, to the survival and stability of the party in the state from its formative years.
“We cannot afford to lose all the party members and loyalists, who are currently not with the party and still expect to win the 2023 elections,” he said.
Ajanaku said that it would be very difficult for the party to win future elections with few individuals who had benefited and were still benefitting from the party.
He said that there was no way that those individuals, who were unjustly schemed out of the party’s primaries before the 2019, who would not express their grievances and displeasure.
“Perhaps I should remind the chairman that shortly after the 2019 elections, when the party first made the move to reconcile its members, the late Sen. Abiola Ajimobi promised to ensure those unfairly treated during the primaries were be compensated.
“I am sure the chairman knows that none of these people have so far been compensated. We should not forget that the party was formed from the collective contributions of all members.
“To me, as a progressive party, our mission is clear. It is to guarantee that all members are able to realise their goals through hard work, commitment and fair play.
“The party must provide every person, not just the privileged ones, with equal opportunity to pursue a better life and equal access to achieve their dreams,” the chieftain said. 

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