The National Peace and Reconciliation Committee set up by the APC to pacify members who are aggrieved over
the outcome of the party’s primaries has concluded it’s assignment in the South-West.
The Chairman of the Committee for the zone, Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State made this known in Lagos during a meeting with aggrieved members of the party in Lagos and Ogun State.
The meeting which was held at the Lagos House, Marina was attended by party stalwarts from the two States including Prince Tajudeen Olusi, Chief Lanre Rasak and the APC guber candidate in Lagos, Mr Babajide Sanwoolu as well as the party Chairmen in Lagos and Ogun.
In an interview after the meeting which lasted all day long, Governor Shettima said in comparison with similar ones held in the zone, the Lagos meeting was fruitful and witnessed minimal problem.
Shettima said: “I am impressed by the Lagos members’ carriage, disposition and willingness to sacrifice for the good of the party”.
Alhaji Shettima said the aim of the meeting was to pacify aggrieved members, and to show them that the APC would never take them for granted.
“We are here to listen to you and let you understand that each and everyone of you is important to the party. It will be grave for any party to ignore you all and take your loyalty for granted because loyalty begets loyalty” Alhaji Shettima said.
He urged the aggrieved members to emulate the APC National leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who had sacrificed their personal ambitions in the overall interest of the party.
He said the outcome of the three meetings held in the zone would be presented to the APC national working committee in Abuja this week.
In his remarks, Governor, Mr.Ambode who is a member of the reconciliation committee appealed to the aggrieved to sheath their swords and continue to work for the success of the party in next year’s elections.
“It is when we win the election that we can create a larger platform to move away from reconciliation to compensation and I think that is the message that we have come to send here. If you are able to submit yourself to the overriding interest of the party, even where reconciliation cannot actually meet your innermost feeling, there is still a platform for compensation,” Governor Ambode said.