APC Leaders Move To Reconcile Reps Aspirants
Abasi Femi Oguntayo
Leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti West Constituency 2, led by the commissioner of Justice and Attorney General in Ekiti State, Olawale Fapohunda has agreed to reconcile all the House of Representatives aspirants in Ekiti Central Federal Constituency 2, to secure victory for the party's candidate, Barrister Wunmi Ogunlola in the forthcoming election.
This decision was made in Okemesi Ekiti, yesterday, Sunday January 13, 2019, as the Attorney General met with party leaders from Okemesi and Ido Ile at his Odoba Castle in Okemesi, to strategize on winning the forthcoming general elections for the party.
At the meeting, it was suggested that there was still a lot of work to be done as regards winning the House of representatives election, as there were still some aggrieved aspirants who were not fully in support of the party's candidate.
One of the House of representatives' aspirants in the last primary election of the party who was present at the meeting, Hon Kayode Fasakin from Okemesi Ekiti, said, "some of the other aspirants are still not pleased with her and this might give us problem in the forthcoming election. So, I will suggest we reconcile with them, and let her realize, that she needs the supports of other aspirants to emerge in the forthcoming election and that it's not automatic".
Another party leader from Ido Ile, Hon Segun Asubiojo Said the candidate needed to be closer to the people. "she needs to reach out to reconcile with other aspirants who also contested the post with her in the last election", he said.
He however assured that, "whether she comes to Ido Ile or not, our votes will be total for all the APC candidates in the forthcoming general elections. She should however try to reach out to other aspirants, especially in Efon and even in Ijero because Okemesi and Ido Ile's votes alone can't win the election for her".
Fapohunda while reacting to these observations urged the party leaders to work towards the success of the party and promised to reach out to all the House of Representatives aspirants in the last primary election of the party and also invite candidates of the party both for the house of representatives and the Senate, in order to promote peace and give the party a resounding victory, come February.
Meanwhile, the Attorney General also led leaders of the All progressives Congress (APC) in Okemesi Ekiti, to kick start a fund raising for the family of one of the party leaders in Okemesi, Mr Bisi Adeogun who died recently. Close to a million Naira was raised at the meeting.
The money raised was agreed upon to be used as payment of school fees of the late party leader's children.
The meeting was attended by notable party leaders in the constituency among who are: Former House of Assembly members, Titus Gbadebo and Owolabi Ajibade, Kayode Fasakin, MD/Publisher of Fountain Newsbreaker and former SA to the governor on Politics, Media and Publicity, Akogun Tai Oguntayo, APC Senatorial Women leader, Alhaja Motunrayo Adesina, Chief Ilesanmi Ajibade, the assembly candidate of the constituency, Mr Johnson Oyekola Bode-Adeoye, Mr Mikael Dada, from Ido, and several leaders from the Constituency.
The Okemesi Meeting In Pix
|Fapohunda Addressing the party leaders|
|Akogun Tai Oguntayo and Hon Kayode Fasakin|
|Cross Section of party leaders|