By Patrick Okohue
The Chairman of Elders Forum in the Ondo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Nimbe Farukanmi, has cautioned gladiators within the APC against further polarisation of the fold.
The elder statesman warned that the consequences of a divided APC in the State would not benefit any individual or group, who professes to love the party.
The former federal lawmaker said, “I want to make a personal appeal to all stakeholders in the party to team up and promote peace. APC in Ondo State should not be allowed nor encouraged to be divided.”
He said it would be a great sacrifice for aggrieved individuals and groups to sheath their sword and embrace peace in the interest of overall wellbeing of the party.
According to a release signed by the State Publicity Secretary, Mr.Alex Kalejaye, the party elder spoke when he received the State Chairman, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, who was on a courtesy visit, the respected elder emphasised unity as a desirable strength.
“We should encourage unity so that we can be together; our strength lies in unity, and working towards the same goal”, he further explained.
Farukanmi commended the State Chairman, and the State Working Committee for going round the state to effect reconciliation, even at the grassroots, describing it as a worthy effort.
“It is a good thing that you are going round the state and reconciling aggrieved members of the party. I will only advise that you make sure the move is genuine and total,” he said.
Earlier, the State Chairman, Engr. Ade Adetimehin, had described the former Senator as a political role model.
Adetimehin said, “Baba Farukanmi has made his mark in the political scene, both in Ondo State and in Nigeria as a whole. Baba should be looked up to for advice, good conducts and behaviour.”