General Garba heads committee to reconcile Bello, Melaye

By Wahab Akanji, Abuja

The national headquarters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up a committee to resolve crisis in Kogi State chapter of the party.

Specifically, the committee is expected to reconcile the warring factions headed by the state governor, Yahya Bello with the member representing West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye.

National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on Tuesday inaugurated the seven-member reconciliation committee to end the feud.

Addressing those present at the occasion, the national chairman said the situation in the state was unique, saying that what triggered the event was tragic in their nature, adding that the party leadership was bending backwards because it understood the feelings of the people and what they had been through.

“We understand the work that you have put in to get the APC elected; we understand also that God who disposes of power, brought somebody at the last minute to be the beneficiary of all the work and labour that everybody obviously had put in.

“Fortunately, we had a fact-finding committee that has done a lot of the basic work and submitted a report which will be made available to the reconciliation committee. We know the principal parties in the various groups in Kogi; we know what their grievances are.

“So the issue now is really to call just the principal groups and say look, this has to stop, how do we go about it. The governor of course will be there to say his piece and give you all the assistance necessary to make your task successful.

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