The All Progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Friday survived a sack threat at the party’s first National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting held in Abuja following the party’s passing of a vote of confidence on him.
Odigie-Oyegun has been under fire from party members to resign over allegations that he took bribe to install the leadership of the 8th National Assembly, despite his denial of same.
Addressing newsmen on the details of the meeting, APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said the party had passed a vote of confidence on Oyegun.
Mohammed said: “The National Legal Adviser of APC came to seek the approval of NEC as to certain categories of members who should be members of the Board of Trustees.
“The approval motion was moved and it was unanimously adopted, subsequently, the NEC and the governors passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of the party.’’
Mohammed disclosed that the NEC had also put in place measures to look into the National Assembly crisis following the election of its leadership.
“The president of the Senate and the speaker also pledged to find lasting solution to the logjam and two points were unanimously agreed on today.
“One was the issue of party supremacy, it was agreed that the party should be supreme. Secondly, this government must work.
“It must deliver on its campaign promises and bring about the change the people of Nigeria want,” he said.
Mohammed who admitted that there was a problem in the party, however, stressed that the NEC had provided an enabling environment to resolve the party issues.
“We have a problem and we must find the best way to resolve it, this house which is the APC, must not fall.
“The less we say about the logjam the better for the nation, let us dwell on issues that can move the country forward, bring about cohesion, not just in the party but in the polity.’’
The APC Publicity Secretary, however, declined to confirm if Senate President Saraki and Speaker Dogara had been accepted by the party.
The NEC meeting was attended by APC chieftains, former and serving governors and lawmakers, among others.