The Caretaker/ Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has appointed John Odigie-Oyegun, a former national chairman of the party, as Chairman of its South-South reconciliation committee.
This was announced in a communique signed by Lucky Imasuen, Secretary of the committee and an APC Chieftain from the region, on Wednesday.
The communique was made public after a meeting of party leaders from the geo-political zone in Abuja on Tuesday.
Other members of the committee include Imasuen, who was named as secretary; Sunny Jackson, Maryam Ali, Sam Jaja, Senator Clever Ikisikpo and Emmanuel Nsan.
The communique read: “The meeting applauds Mr. President for the tremendous work he is doing under very difficult circumstances. Consequently, a vote of confidence was passed on the administration of president Muhammadu Buhari.
“The meeting resolved that leaders must work together in harmony in the interest of the party and our people
“The meeting condemned the divisions amongst the leaders and urged on the need to foster unity in the zone.
“The meeting resolved to set up a committee of six persons of integrity to handle reconciliation and issues from the various states.
“The meeting called on leaders to use the membership revalidation, and update exercise as a tool for ramping up our support base and for unification of the party in the region.”
Party leaders at the meeting also reiterated the resolution of the National Executive Committee of the party asking all members who had pending litigations against the party and or its leaders to withdraw them from court.