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Former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and former Governor of Edo State Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has submitted the report of the APC South South reconciliation committee to the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).

Oyegun who is Chairman of the reconciliation committee submitted the report to the CECPC National Secretary, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe at the APC National Secretariat on Wednesday in Abuja.

Represented by the reconciliation secretary, Lucky Imasuen, Odigie-Oyegun said the committee met with a majority of party leaders in the South South as part of efforts to address the dispute in the region.

Some of the leaders the committee visited were, Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva; Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire among others.

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Oyegun said”We have examined issues confronting the states comprising the zones in all the states. That is the purpose of this report It is our hope that the party will take time out to study critically the content of this report and therefore apply the recommendations”.

While receiving the report, CECPC Secretary Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe said the report will be forwarded to the National Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni and the entire CECPC for advise and consideration.

“We recognized the fact that all politics is local and we set up this reconciliation committee in that wise. We saw that there was unnecessary strife within the party in our region. Most of our leaders were not at peace with each other. We also saw the need for us as a people to have a united front, to enable us build a consensus on issues affecting us as a people” he said.

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“The Reconciliation Committee came as a child of necessity to enable our people to talk to themselves and resolve issues amongst our party members in the region.

“Conflict is one of the most inevitable things in life and occurs at all levels of human society-at home, school, groups, etc. it is caused by the struggle by diverse individuals seeking access to limited resources or the control of political power, identity, value or ideology. This is a fact, therefore avenues and channels must always exist for persons to talk and express their grievances.

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“We trust that you have deployed your experience into the task. We will forward the report to the National Chairman and the entire Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), the recommendations in the report will be taken under advisement.

Other members of the reconciliation committee present were former Deputy Governor of Edo State, H.E. Lucky Imasuen (Secretary); Sen. Clever Ikisikpo and Dr. Mariam Ali.

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