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Leaders of the All Progressives Congress in the South-West, on Thursday, met in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, for about five hours, where it was resolved that it was vital for the region to be more united.
A former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba, who spoke to journalists on behalf of the leaders after the meeting, said the meeting was held to discuss several issues affecting the political situation in the South-West.
The meeting, which was hosted by the Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi, had in attendance the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun; Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola; and the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
Also in attendance were a national leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu; a former interim chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande; the party’s National Deputy Chairman (South-West), Chief Segun Oni; a former Osun State governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola; Senate Chief Whip, Sola Adeyeye; and the Majority Leader, House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.
Others are the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu; and Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed.
Osoba stated, “We met principally to discuss issues affecting the South-West and we have come out with a resolution to show that in the South-West of the APC, there is unity of purpose.
“We are together on all issues concerning the governance of this country. We have also discussed on what should be the role and influence to exercise as a group for the interest and progress of the country.
“We have examined the government and have reviewed all issues. All those to be taken to Abuja will be done by those concerned. “We have related with our representatives at the National Assembly, party leaders and governors.”
Osoba also assured stakeholders that total unity and consultation among the governors would be encouraged for the development of the South-West.