A five-man appeal committee of the All Progressive Congress, APC, constituted by the national secretariat to hear appeals and petition on Osun State APC Congress, on Sunday, upheld the election of Prince Gboyega Famodun as the recognised chairman of the party in the state.
The chairman of the committee, Ambassador Obed Wadzani, made this known on Sunday at a press briefing held at the APC secretariat in Osogbo.
Wadzani said despite report of parallel state congress held in Osun, his committee which was inaugurated on October 21 by the leadership of the party in Abuja, did not receive any petition or appeal since its inauguration.
He explained that the decision of the panel to affirm the results of the state congress conducted and supervised by the Gbenga Elegbeleye-led State Congress Committee was therefore taken in the absence of any petition or appeal.
Wadzani said, “the press briefing is to inform the world of the purpose of our being here. The committee was inaugurated on October 21, in Abuja. We are to look at any appeal that may emanate from the State Congress held by Hon. Gbenga Elegbeleye-led committee.
“No petition was given to us at the national headquarters of the party and here in Osogbo, no petition was received.
“Therefore, I will like to take this opportunity to congratulate the State Chairman-elect and all his team for this wonderful work they have been doing. They have done excellently well.
“You have been doing well and there is still work ahead. This is a family affair. In APC, we know ourselves,” Wadzani said.
Earlier in his welcome address, the APC State Chairman-elect, Prince Gboyega Famodun, promised to put in place workable mechanism that would strengthen the unity and togetherness among members and loyalists of the party.
Famodun who expressed his readiness to embark on immediate reconciliatory process to reunite aggrieved members of the party, said no effort would be spared to collectively return Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for second term.
Asked on the moves the party would take to reach out to aggrieved members, Famodun said “the perceived aggrieved members of the party are a pressure group who want one thing or the other but with the steps that would be taken, they will come back and we will remain one family.”