Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has inaugurated a national peace and reconciliation committee for each of the six geo-political zones of the country to reconcile all aggrieved members of the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.
Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the party, inaugurated the committees on Wednesday 21 November 2018, in Abuja.
He said its members were expected to help the party’s national leadership to find an in-house solution to the acrimony that followed the party`s primary elections.
He added that members of the committees were also to maintain peace and ensure internal harmony within the APC family before the elections.
According to him, the essence of the committees is to bring about lasting peace in the party ahead of the 2019 general elections.
“Help reconcile those who are aggrieved for whatever reasons, do everything that will help in your wisdom to bring peace in your zone,” Oshiomhole said.
The national chairman said that members of the committees should meet the aggrieved members and leaders of the party in their zones to reconcile them.
He explained that the party had to set up the committee in the six geo-political zones to fast track its reconciliation efforts.
He thanked members of the committees for accepting the responsibility, adding that the chairmen of the committees could appoint secretariat staff in their zones to facilitate their work.
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, who spoke on behalf of the committees, thanked the party`s leadership for the responsibility and assured that the committees would deliver on their mandate.