Oshiomhole: APC begs Buhari, National Assembly leaders to wade into crisis, give reasons

The All Progressives Congress, APC, on Monday urged President Muhammadu Buhari and leadership of the National Assembly to wade into the crisis rocking the party.

Deputy National Publicity Secretary of APC, Yekini Nabena urged Buhari and the leadership of the National Assembly to wade into the crisis and prevent it from collapsing.

In a statement, he issued on his official Twitter page, Nabena explained that solving the crisis will restore the party back to its glory.

He also urged aggrieved members of the party to seek the intervention of Buhari and the National Assembly leadership.

The statement titled: “Seek Intervention of President Buhari, National Assembly Leadership, Party Caucus,” Nabena called on warring groups to consider the party’s general interest as opposed to the personal political interests.

According to Nabena: “Let no one think he or she has a greater stake or interest in the APC.

“At our different levels we have toiled and made contributions towards the sustenance and growth of the governing APC that many party men and women have used as a political platform for election and appointment. The APC is nobody’s personal property.

“I call on President Muhammadu Buhari as the leader of the party, the National Assembly leadership and well-meaning members of the caucus to urgently wade into the crisis and restore order to the party. We are progressives and our leaders have a duty to provide counsel and leadership so that we dont go the way of the failed Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

“The APC has serious business to deal with particularly, contestations in some state chapters, rancorous primaries, preparation for governorship elections in Edo, Ondo and Rivers States and troubleshooting the circumstances surrounding our electoral and legal losses, particularly in Zamfara, Rivers, Adamawa and Bayelsa states.

“2023 is not as far as we assume. As the president noted during our last NEC meeting it would be shameful if APC collapsed after his tenure and history would not forgive anyone who tried to aid the collapse of the party. The time to act is now.”

The leadership crisis has resulted in the factionalisation of the Party’s National Working Committee (NWC) with a group convening an emergency National Executive Committee NEC meeting scheduled for Tuesday March 17 and the other group declaring the meeting illegal. In the meantime, the Party’s National Secretariat has been sealed with a security cordone in place following a high court ruling over the purported suspension of the APC National Chairman.”

Some aggrieved members had dragged Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of APC to court over the crisis of leadership. They had instituted the suit aimed at removing him from office.

Following the suit filed at a Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court, Justice Danladi Senchi had ordered an interim injunction suspending Oshiomhole as National Chairman.

Justice Senchi’s ruling was, however, vacated by a Federal High Court in Kano State.

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