Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has disclosed the reason he wasn’t present at the meeting of the Southwest leaders of the All Progressives Congress which held on Sunday, in Lagos State.
Akeredolu stated that the lack of timeous communication was the reason he failed to attend the meeting.
The New Diplomat had reported that Leaders of the APC in the Southwest met at Lagos State to discuss issues of national interest.
At the meeting, the party chieftains supported the ban on open grazing by the Southern Governors.
The APC leaders in a communique released after the meeting also denounced separatist agitations by self-acclaimed O’odua Activist, Sunday Adeyemo, a.k.a Igboho and other separatist groups. They instead renewed their belief in the unity, stability and sustainability of the country.
However, Akeredolu who was absent at the meeting stated that he supported all the resolutions reached at the meeting.
Akeredolu made this known in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Richard Olatunde.
The statement 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.”