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Sanwo-Olu charges APC Reconciliation Committee on unity of party members



Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has charged the Sen. Abdullahi Adamu-led All Progressives Congress (APC) National Reconciliation Committee to unite all party members in the country.

Sanwo-Olu gave the charge on Thursday, while receiving the Chairman and Members of the Committee, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Lagos House, Marina.

He urged the committee to unite members, especially in states where there are differences within the party, adding that the Lagos was lucky, as there was no petition from the state.

The governor assured that the citizens would enjoy the dividends of democracy, a major essence of governance, maintaining that with APC, the benefits could be seen in all the nooks and crannies of the country.

”We are happy that the Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, headed by his Excellency Mai Mala Buni, has put together this committee.

”I believe it is in tandem with the fact that as a big family, we would have different ideas, expectations or different intentions, as to how things are being run in our various states and I know fully well that there are states where we need to come together and resolve our issues collectively.

”We are lucky in Lagos that there is no petition. It is not that we are better than states that do have, but because indeed, this is a party to beat and it is a party that everybody wants to be identified with.

“It is normal that people might have different expectations and different ways in which things need to run in their various states and so, I believe that the assignment and terms of reference of the committee speak to the real essence of the constitution and the real ethos of party politics.

”Given the calibre of eminent Nigerians and members serving on the committee, I am certain that the outcomes of these interventions that you have taken up will be very fruitful.

”I believe that the outcome will further strengthen unity in the party and deepen democracy in chairman and members of the APC National Reconciliation Committee for accepting to serve the party,” he said.

Speaking earlier, Sen. Abdullahi said that his committee was in Lagos to seek advice from Gov. Sanwo-Olu and stakeholders in the state and not for any reconciliation because there was no petition from Lagos to the national body.

He commended Sanwo-Olu and APC stakeholders for the peace within the party in the state, advising other states to emulate Lagos.

”This is encouraging and this kind of state of affairs does not just come by accident, it goes to show the extent to which his Excellency (Governor Sanwo-Olu) and his team have been able to manage the party’s affairs in the state.

”It goes to show how they have been able to advance the interests of the very complex party membership in Lagos.

“We commend you and the people, particularly party members,” Abdullahi said.

Florence Onuegbu

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