Party seeks to reconcile members.
The All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo State on Tuesday inaugurated two committees, its executive and harmonisation committees.
The committees were given the mandate to find ways of reconciling all aggrieved factions, particularly those who felt slighted when the party was formally launched in the state last year.
The APC interim national vice chairman in the southwest, Adeniyi Adebayo, charged members of the two newly inaugurated committees to work hard in ensuring that no disagreement was allowed to fester so that the party would be in good shape to wrestle the presidency from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in 2014.
The Oyo State governor, Abiola Ajimobi, who thanked the national executive of the party for inaugurating the committees, said the opposition never had a better opportunity to take over the centre from the ruling PDP than now.
The reconciliation committee includes Mr. Ajimobi, his deputy, Moses Adeyemo, lawmakers representing the state at the National Assembly as well as some executive members of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) and the Congress for Political Change (CPC), which merged to form the APC.
Mr. Adebayo named the former chairman of the defunct CPC, Akin Oke, as the chairman of the interim executive committee. Others are Mojeed Olaoya (Secretary), Rasak Folorunsho (Treasurer), Sunday Adepoju (Publicity Secretary) and Lukmon Tijani (Organising Secretary).
Also in attendance at the inauguration was the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Monsurat Sunmonu; the senator representing Oyo Central Senatorial District, Ayoade Adeseun; and a member of the House of Representatives from the state, Kamil Akinlabi, among others.
The senator representing Oyo South Senatorial District, Olufemi Lanlehin, who is believed to be eyeing the governorship seat in the state in 2015, did not attend in person. He, however, sent someone to represent him, organisers said.