Dr Ken Nnamani-led National Convention Appeal Committee has submitted its report to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Dr Nnamani said the committee received 24 petitions from the aggrieved aspirants.
He said, “We treated each case very seriously. It wasn’t our purpose to add kerosene to already raging fire. We made what we consider to be useful suggestions to the new National Working Committee that will give our members a feeling of justice.
“Justice does not mean you must win your case, it means that you will get a level-playing field, that you are given the opportunity to make your case. The appellants had tremendous opportunity of presenting their cases, and they did.”
Receiving the report, Oshiomhole thanked the committee and assured them that the National Working Committee (NWC) would ensure justice.
He said, “My appeal to those aggrieved is the assurance that under my leadership, we will make our obvious mistakes but once our attention is drawn we will find courage to make up for our mistakes.
“I am very appreciative of the fact that we were all elected and in the case of some of us, we were even unopposed. That is a huge responsibility that our members have entrusted us, that we can pilot the affairs of the Party at this time. We knew there were challenges when we contested for the various offices to which we have now been elected. So, we can’t claim we didn’t know.
“For us, it is a huge opportunity to make a difference not only for our Party but to the country. We will do everything possible to sustain confidence, to sustain trust. For us, everybody is important, everybody matters. We want to run an inclusive party. But as I said in my acceptance speech, there are no losers. If we run the party efficiently and democratically, those who lost will find that their interests, whatever service they wanted to render are being rendered efficiently and democratically.
“As the saying goes, if God gives you power, may he not deny you wisdom, I pray for wisdom, I pray for courage and I believe we have it and we will deploy it to make peace within the APC family.”