Niyi Adeagbo, the newly elected Chairman of Itesiwaju Local Government Area of Oyo State has stated that he cannot specifically pinpoint what the Unity Forum are fighting over.
In an interview with Nigerian Tribune on Tuesday, Adeagbo said the expression of one’s displeasures is normal in a democracy but such right must not be damaging and advised the Unity Forum to channel grievances to appropriate authority.
“The members of unity forum are taking things too far.
“Is it their 2019 individuals’ ambitions? Is it to gain the control of party structures? Is it because some of them are relieved of their political appointments by Governor Ajimobi?”
When asked if he belongs to the SENACO or the Unity Forum of Oyo APC, the newly elected LG chairman said: “I belong to APC and not either of the groups you mentioned. However, I must inform you that Senator Ajimobi Campaign Organization (SENACO) was set up in 2007 for the purpose of gubernatorial elections and the group has been disbanded by Governor Ajimobi. So, what we have now is APC; SENACO and LAMIST groups are no more in existence. Mr Governor did say it that there is no caucus or groups in Oyo APC; he treats every member or legacy parties that formed APC equally.”
“I am not saying the party members should not complain or express their grievances but they should channel it through the appropriate authorities for amicable resolutions.
“In every assembly, even in a family, there is bound to be disagreements. And for every crisis or problem, there is a solution. Governor Ajimobi is the leader of the party and for any sincere loyal member, he must be respected at all times; that for me is a progressive ideal. I was one of those that didn’t get my preferred appointment in the first term and I remain committed and loyal to the party and the leadership. A father is a father any day no matter what.”