The peace process initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari and other stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) yielded huge dividends on Monday as the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) lifted the suspension slammed on the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, Senator Rochas Okorocha, Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON, Mr. Osita Okechukwu and former Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Pastor Usani Uguru Usani.
The quintet were suspended shortly after the 2019 general elections over concerns about their alleged roles in the run-up to the elections.
The decision to lift the suspension, according to the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, was a fallout of the party’s NWC meeting held at its national secretariat in Abuja.
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He insisted that the decision was part of its deliberate policy of fairness and actions targeted at ensuring harmony within the party across the country.
Issa-Onilu said: “Through the suspension, our party has shown the capacity and willingness to implement its own rules and enforce discipline when there is an infraction. We have also shown that no individual is above discipline and that the party would always apply equity and justice in the day to day running of the party.
“We hope the concerned party members will seize this opportunity to fully reconcile themselves with their ward, local government, and state party structures, key into the party activities, and continue to make their own contributions to the growth and stability of the party.
“We urge them to also take steps to reconcile with groups and individuals that are important to ensure a lasting solution to any conflict that may exist in their respective states.”
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