El-Rufai to reconcile Fayemi with Ojudu, others

The Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CENCPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged leaders and members of the party in Ekiti State to cooperate with the six-man Reconciliation Committee set up to resolve crisis in the party in the state.

The Malam Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai-led Reconciliation Committee inaugurated on Monday by the Caretaker Committee Secretary, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja include the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ahmed Idris Wase, Gen. Lawal Jafaru Isah (rtd.), Senator Owelle Rochas Okorocha, Gen. Muhammed Buba Marwa (rtd.) and Mr. Ini Morgan as secretary.

A statement yesterday in Abuja by the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, said the cooperation of stakeholders would help achieve amicable settlement in the state.

“In line with the mandate of the APC Caretaker Committee and the President’s admonition to party members to support amicable and rancour-free settlement of internal party disputes, we call on our esteemed party members and leaders in Ekiti State to approach the Governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai-led Reconciliation Committee with all issues so as to achieve amicable settlement in the state chapter.”

Last week, the State Executive Committee (SEC) of the party, in a statement by the Publicity Secretary, Ade Ajayi, suspended Senator Babafemi Ojudu and 10 other leaders.

They were suspended indefinitely over alleged disobedience, which rested on their failure to withdraw the case they instituted against the party as directed by the National Executive Council of the party.

But in a swift reaction, another faction of stakeholders in the party suspended Governor Kayode Fayemi, accusing him of destabilising the party.

The suspensions were, however, declared null and void by the Caretaker Committee of the party last Friday, leading to the setting up of the Malam El-Rufai-led Reconciliation Committee.

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