Akeredolu explains absence at S’West APC meeting, endorses outcome

Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, has stated that ‘lack of timeous communication’ prevented him from attending last weekend’s parley of South West leaders of the ruling All Progressives Congress held in Lagos.

This is coming just as he endorsed all the resolutions reached at the meeting that had the National Leader of the party, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a former National Chairman of the party, Chief Bisi Akande, Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Mr. Femi Gbajabiamila in attendance.

Others who attended the meeting include, three governors elected on the platform of the party in the zone, Babajide Sanwoolu (who hosted the event), Prince Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State as well as his Osun State counterpart, Mr. Isiaka Adegboyega Oyetola.

In a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde, on Monday, reads “Governor Akeredolu would have loved to be present at the meeting for several reasons. Far more important, the issues distilled bordered on the Southern Governors’ Asaba Declaration.

However, a slight mix-up and communication gap had caused his unintended absence even as an earlier engagement had been fixed for Ibadan weeks before the meeting.

“Nonetheless, the resolutions reached by the revered leaders at the Lagos meeting are quite commendable and timely; the issues discussed are germane, and are clear indications that men of goodwill are working together to solve the Nation’s current challenges.

“As one of the leaders of the APC in the Southwest, and more so that, he presided over the Asaba meeting of the Southern Governors, nothing could be more spirit-lifting than the outcome of the Lagos meeting on Sunday. He, therefore, endorses all the resolutions reached by the leaders who attended the meeting.”

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