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APC to Constitute Committee Crisis in the Party —NWC

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Plans have been concluded by the National Working Committee of All Progress Congress (APC) to set up committee to address crisis facing the party.

The Majority leader of the Senate,  Senator Ahmad Lawan who made this known at the end of three hours closed door meeting with APC leadership led by John Oyegun that he APC would set up a committee comprising of members of both the executive and legislature to address crisis rocking the ruling party.

He added that politicians are bound to have disagreements but the party is making attempts to reduce them to a minimum.

Leader said, “The purpose of that meeting was to review the happenings in the party across the country at all levels of government.

“We as members of the national assembly would remain and continue to be committed to ensuring that we continue to support the change agenda of this current administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari.

“The party would soon constitute a team that would comprise of the executive, legislature, the party itself and the representation from our governors, up to 24 of them or more, with Ekiti coming to the kitty.

“So we are very happy as a caucus that the interaction was worthwhile and I am sure the party was also glad to be here with us this afternoon.

“When you have everybody on the same page then you will reduce the level of misunderstanding to the barest level even if we, as politicians, from time to time we have disagreements but such disagreements should not be allowed to become a cog in the wheel of progress.

“The idea of bringing everyone to the table is that everyone should be on the same page, at party level, at national assembly so that all times should there be no issue. Whether it is from the executive side or on the legislature.

“The discussion centred on so many things including that [election sequence]. We are coming to a situation where that can be resolved as soon as the caucus is constituted… this kind of issue can easily be addressed.

“This is our government. We shouldn’t be fighting dirty in the public. We should be able to deal with it inside our rooms or house.”

Speaking earlier before the closed door meeting,  the National Chairman of the party said, “We have a dual purpose for coming here today.

The very first is to show our solidarity on the passing out of distinguished colleague senator Wakili.

“I know you have honoured him several times but I want to request on behalf of the National Working Committee that we honour him one more time by a minute silence.

“I’m glad to be here again. I don’t think I’m here often enough. It’s a good opportunity to discuss general issues.

“Issues that have arisen from the polity, the reality of an election in less than a year, 11 months, 10 months if you want to be economical.

“And some interests that bind us together. We are here to talk, we are here to listen, we are here to strategise on best way as we approaching the critical months ahead. That is the 2019 election.”

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