The members of the National Reconciliation Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have arrived in Osogbo, as part of efforts to begin the reconciliatory process and ensure the resolution of every contentious issue among members of the party in the State.
The Committee paid a courtesy visit on Governor Gboyega Oyetola at the Government House, Osogbo, in line with the party’s tradition and port of call to announce their presence and purpose of visiting the State.
This is even as Governor Oyetola assured the committee of maximum cooperation and support to the Committee.
The Committee, led by a former Governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Abdulahi Adamu, disclosed their readiness to ensure fair hearing, equity and justice in carrying out their official exercise in the State.
Speaking during the courtesy call, the Chairman of the Committee, Senator Adamu, said members of the party have come to attend to palpable contentious matters, treat petitions and elicit responses after which their report would be made in line with the directive of the authority of the party at the national level.
He said the Committee would be attending to petitions vis-a-vis complaints from the members of the party before coming up with its findings.
“I want to thank Mr. Governor for personally being available to receive us. We are the committee appointed and inaugurated sometimes in November last year to serve as members of the reconciliatory committee on issues that border on relationship and institutional matters.
“We have done much on the northern states and we started that of Southwest on Thursday in Lagos. Yesterday, we were in Ogun State, and today, we are in Osogbo, the Osun State capital city.
“As a matter of tradition and respect, when we go to a State like this, where our party is in power, we owe it a duty to pay courtesy visit on the Governor, because here (Government House) is our home, to announce and inform him we are in his land. That is what brought us here. After this, it is our intention to see what efforts had been made on those who petitioned. If they are identifiable, we want to meet with them.
“After meeting them, we will come back to our home to meet the Governor and our party so that if there is any allegation or accusation from the petition received, and after listening to the petitioners, we will listen to the responses in order to ensure fair hearing from all the parties involved.
“Our intention here is to maximize the opportunity of getting evaluation of relevant materials after which we will go to Abuja and sit as a committee and develop what we have in the report, which we will share with the authority of the party at the national level that appointed us.
“That is what we are here for. Once again, we appreciate the solidarity and love you have shown to receive us. It is our hope that we will have the cooperation to succeed from you, the government and, of course, our genuine party members”, he added.
In his response, Governor Adegboyega Oyetola assured the Committee of his Administration’s absolute cooperation and support to carry out the exercise.
He expressed confidence in the composition and ability of the members of the Committee to dispense justice and ensure fair play throughout the exercise.