The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State on Tuesday said, it was ready to accommodate the repentant members of the Allied Peoples Movement, APM, who announced on Monday their return to the party as led by its former Governorship Candidate, Adekunle Akinlade
Penpushing reports that,he party made this known in a statement by the Caretaker Committee Publicity Secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye , stressing that, the party is progressives and provides room for all, adding that, ’the party, at any point in time, is therefore ready to receive repentant members back into the fold’.
‘The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun State has received news of the return of the entire members of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in Ogun State, its governorship candidate in the last election and the collapse of all its structures into to our great party, the APC’,the statement reads.
‘To say the least, APC is a party of the progressives and provides room for all. The party, at any point in time, is therefore ready to receive repentant members back into the fold’, the statement by the ruling party noted.
‘However, while we see the announced return of the APM members into our party as a welcome development, we are quick to add there is a process of joining or returning to our party in accordance with the party’s constitution and established procedures. We therefore urge them to return to their various wards for registration and realignment’.
‘Also, apart from going back to their various wards to re-enroll and reconcile with their people and leaders, it is also important for them to abide by the prevailing peace and decorum in Ogun APC and work under the Caretaker Executive formed by the National Working Committee of our party under the leadership of Chief Yemi Sanusi”,the party declared
‘We urge all those who have cases against the party in courts to withdraw same without further delay. Only this will demonstrate their loyalty and sincerity. We wish to quote from the statement of the National Working Committee of the APC read by the National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Lanre Issa-Onilu, on Monday, December 16 2019 while announcing pardon for some suspended members: “We hope the concerned party members will seize this opportunity to fully reconcile themselves with their ward, local government, and state party structures, key into the party activities, and continue to make their own contributions to the growth and stability of the party. We urge them to also take steps to reconcile with groups and individuals that are important to ensuring a lasting solution to any conflict that may exist in their respective states.”
Penpushing further reports that,the party in the statement said it also commend the steadfastness of our members who stood by ‘us through thick and thin we promise that their interests will be adequately taken care of’.