By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
Minister of Transport, Chibuike Ameachi and the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva yesterday reconciled their differences and agreed to work together, following the intervention of Mai Mala Buni led national caretaker committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Amaechi who spoke on their behalf, told journalists after the meeting with Buni at the APC Secretariat that they, as politicians, have resolved to join forces to reposition the ruling APC in the two south-south region.
They were reconciled by the Caretaker/Extra Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the party led by Governor Mai Mala Buni
There had been political differences between Amaechi and Sylva in the recent past, a situation that took a toll on the party’s fortunes in the South-South.
Amaechi arrived at the APC Secretariat around 1:15 pm and left after a few minutes only to return with Governor Buni to join Sylva at about 2 pm for the closed-door meeting that lasted almost an hour.
Addressing reporters after the meeting, Ameachi, accompanied by Sylva, said, “We have agreed that both of us will work together.
Meanwhile, a statement issued by the Deputy National Publicity Secretary of State the party, Yakini Nabena, APC said the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni on Monday met with the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva at the Party’s National Secretariat.
“At the meeting which was held close door, Governor Mai Mala Buni charged the ministers to work together and lead the Party’s efforts to reconcile aggrieved party members and reposition the Party, particularly in the South South region.
“Ahead of the Governorship elections in Niger Delta states of Edo and Ondo as well as legislative By-Elections in Bayelsa and Cross River states, Governor Mai Mala Buni charged the Ministers to play lead roles in bringing together party members and stakeholders to ensure that the APC is victorious.
“We have agreed that both of us will work together”, the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi told journalists while accompanied by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva after the meeting with Governor Mai Mala Buni.
“This indeed is another solid milestone in the achievement of the mandate given to the Governor Buni-led Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee to reconcile party members and reposition the party”, the statement said.