The two warring groups of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ifelodun Local Government, Osun State,Arobafin and Tobalase have sheathed their swords and embraced peace.
Leaders of the two groups settled their differences and agreed to work together two years after the internal crisis.
Members of the APC and supporters of the two groups on Saturday, besieged the palace of Akinrun of Ikirun, Oba Abdulrauf Olawale Adedeji who brokered peace in the APC, to pay their homage and expressed their resolutions to ensure unity of the party.
Addressing members of the APC, Oba Olawale said avoiding fight is not as important and necessary as fighting and having the ability to resolve and settle the matter amicably.
Akinrun admonished members of the party to see themselves as one united family and make sure that they continue to work for the progress and victory of the party.
Specifically, Oba Olawale charged the APC members to work harder and deliver victory for the APC in the forthcoming Local Government election.
The traditional ruler described the peaceful resolution of the two warring APC groups as a welcome development, urging members of the party in other local governments to follow suit and resolve all crisis in the party.
In his address, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy in the state, Mr Adelani Baderinwa who had belonged to the Tobalase group explained that the crisis was not about members of the APC but skirmishes within the leadership of the party.
According to Baderinwa, leaders of the party in Ifelodun local government had learned lessons in the crisis and have such resolved to settle their differences and ensure that the party and its members remained united.
Baderinwa who described Ifelodun as a stronghold of the APC said the settlement of the crisis would further enhance the impressing performance of the party in every election, saying that there would be team work among the party members.
The commissioner stated that the settlement of the crisis has dealt a huge blow to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which had wanted to explore the differences among the APC members.
He commended Oba Olawale and the leader of the APC, Alhaji G.O Lawal for bringing peace back to the party, saying that they have exemplified trait of good leaders.
From the Akinrun palace, the APC members danced to Lawal’s house, expressing their joy for the settlement of the crisis.
Leaders of the APC that graced the outing included the Executive Secretary, Ifelodun Local Government, Alhaji Ahmed Omoloye, former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the State, Mr Wale Afolabi, a member of the Osun Local Government Service Commission, Alhaji Kehinde Olamolu, among others.
SOURCE :The Nigerian Voice (politics)