NEC Meeting: Buhari Warns APC Against Loss Of Victory

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.

Muhammadu Buhari, a former presidential candidate from the opposition party, speaks at a forum on electoral reforms in Nigeria's capital territory Abuja

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.

 Oshiomhole said the fact that President Buhari left Aso Rock to attend the meeting at the party’s secretariat means that the party is supreme, insisting that the outcome of the meeting was a pointer that APC was coming out of its crisis stronger.The NEC meeting is part of the efforts by the leadership of the party to solve the crisis that has been rocking it since the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki and Hon. Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and Speaker respectively.

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.

Author: News Editor

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