The national leadership of the All progressives congress from the Southwest led by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande, Chief Segun Osoba and Governor Kayode Fayemi visited Ondo state in July 2019 to help broker peace among feuding leaders of the APC in the state.
The July 2019 meeting considered the presentations by the various tendencies and resolved that the selected leaders they had invited and some others not present at the meeting should find domestic solutions to the core issues identified as the root causes of the disunity.
Following months of consultation, a thirty- one member Advisory Council made up of the Governor, the Deputy Governor, some selected leaders, present and past senators, a representative of the House of representatives, the Speaker of the House of Assembly and at least one representative of each of the eighteen local governments of the state was inaugurated on Saturday , February 1, 2020.
The council unanimously affirmed Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, the Governor of the state as the leader of the party in the state and appointed Chief Pius Olu Akinyelure and Hon.D Isaacs Kekemeke as Chairman and Secretary of the council respectively.
The council noted the appeal of Governor Akeredolu to members present to put the past behind them and urged all to work for the unity of the party .
The Governor’s declaration that the council was not a forum for deciding the candidacy of the party for the 2020 governorship election in the state and the assurance that he would run a more inclusive government were commended.
The council after an extensive deliberation on the presen
t structures of the party in the state constituted an adhoc committee to consult stakeholders and party faithfuls across the state and come up with recommendations for its consideration within the shortest possible time. The members of the Committee are:
Chief Olusola Oke -Chairman
Chief Bode Sumonu -Member
RT Hon Oloyelogun -Member
Mr Wale Akinterinwa – Member
Mr Jacob Oredola -Member
Hon. D. Isaacs Kekemeke
3rd February, 2020.