The Edo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki has accepted the reconstitution of a reconciliation committee.
The committee is set up by the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole.
The new committee is headed by a chieftain of the party Chief Bisi Akande
It could be recalled that Obaseki rejected a committee headed by the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan on the ground that the NEC had agreed that only President Muhammadu Buhari would set up the committee and not Oshiomhole whom he was in a battle with.
The governor also argued that Senator Lawan was already compromised as he had earlier moved to take control of the Edo State House of Assembly.
Unexpectedly, though the newly constituted reconciliation committee is also allegedly set up by Oshiomhole, Obaseki applauded it.
He expressed confidence that the committee by Akande would deliver and restore peace and unity to the APC in the state.
According to the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, “grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for putting together a committee of persons with proven integrity and the forthrightness needed to deliver on this very sensitive national assignment.”
The statement reads, “With the person of the renowned statesman and leader of the APC, Chief Bisi Akande, heading this committee, and other very worthy leaders of our party as members, we have no doubt that justice will not only be done but seen to be done in the execution of the mandate of this committee.
“We hereby restate our full commitment to peace in the APC both in our state and across the country.
“Despite the many challenges, APC has remained strong in Edo State and in Nigeria, but we are certain that at the end of this exercise, the party will become even stronger and continue to lead our great country with its progressive ideals for many years to come.”