The meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) came to a peaceful conclusion some moments ago with President, Muhammadu Buhari cautioning leaders of the party against getting involved in unnecessary in- fighting that might cost it the hard-earned victory.
The Street Journal had reported the absence of leaders of the party from the South-west, including the former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, pioneer interim national Chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande while it was fathered that the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo also stayed away from the meeting.
Buhari said the party may have won the battle but risk losing the war if the current squabbles were not urgently arrested.
He urged his party men,’particularly those embroiled in the crisis, to drop their personal ambition and selfish interests and join hands with one another to address the daunting task of delivering on the promises made to the people.
The President also harped on the need to respect the supremacy of the party through which the elected politicians got their mandate.
President Muhammadu Buhari left before the end of the meeting.
In a brief chat with journalists after the meeting, Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State said the meeting ended peacefully, adding that those who had expected the meeting to end rancorously have been disappointed.
However, two frontline leaders of the party, its National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and former Interim Chairman, Chief Bisi Akande, were conspicuously absent from the meeting.