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Edo Crisis: APC Says It’s Ready For Reconciliation

David Ugbabe

The All Progressive Congress (APC), has declared its readiness for reconciling the leadership of the state, and the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomole.

According to the Edo Publicity Secretary of the All Progress Congress (APC), Pastor Joseph Osagiede, who spoke at a briefing with journalists at the party’s Secretariat in Benin on Monday, the party is ready for reconciliation if initiated by a neutral body which could either be the presidency or the Benin traditional council.

His reason was that “the party cannot constitute a reconciliation body when you are an interested party in the issue.”

“A neutral body from the presidency or Benin traditional council can set up a committee for reconciliation," he said.

In the same spirit of reconciliation, he noted that Edo People’s Movement (EPM), a breakout group of the party, was fading away while its members are also reaching out to them (APC).

“I think the APC crisis is already ending," he said. However, he reiterated that the EPM is still enjoying the support of the National Chairman, an action he said is "working against the wish of the Oba."

Osagiede further urged Adams Oshiomhole to heed to the wish of the Oba of Benin, Ewuare II who had called for peace to reign.

“The National Chairman should take a clue from the Oba and come home, meet with the governor and take him to the Oba and say we have reconciled," he said.

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