APC crisis: Non-NWC members move to wade in

APC crisis: Non-NWC members move to wade in

- Some prominent members of the APC are making moves to resolve the crisis in the party

- The members are under the aegis of forum of non-National Working Committee (non-NWC) members of the APC

- They have demanded an urgent meeting with the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the NWC to resolve the crisis

A forum of non-National Working Committee (non-NWC) members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have demanded an urgent meeting with the national chairman of the party, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and the National Working Committee members to resolve the crisis in the party.

According to a letter by its chairman, Alhaji Nasiru Danu and secretary, Hon. Omolayo O. Akintola, the forum is seeking to intervene in the crisis.

The group, made up of all deputies to the NWC positions and six ex-officio members across the six geopolitical zones, said the meeting was “principally to address critical issues affecting our great party before such issues go out of hands, which could be inimical to the general welfare of the party.”

In the letter dated Wednesday, May 29, titled: “Demand for an urgent interface with NWC organ of our party-APC,” which was addressed to the national chairman of the party, the group said the meeting would have been held earlier but was postponed because of the general election.

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Part of the letter read: “We considered the concluded 2019 general election as determinant or our party’s survival which had come and gone with successes and losses.

“This body rose from her emergency meeting shortly after the presidential inauguration ceremony held at the Eagle Square, Abuja and concluded the following request be made.

“We hereby request for a meeting to be fixed from you as soon as possible in order to meet with the urgency it demands.”

The group also copied the chairman of the APC Governors’ Forum, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebii state in its letter.

The crisis in the ruling party worsened on Monday, May 20 as APC deputy national chairman (north), Senator Lawal Shuaibu, in a letter called on Oshiomhole to resign as national chairman.

He also accused Oshomhole of lack of capacity to build the party.

Shuaibu had said in a letter addressed to Oshiomhole, that: “in advanced democracies, people who failed to add value or build over and above what they met on assumption of duty show some civilised examples, they honourably resign.”

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Days later, the immediate past minister of communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, joined the call for the former Edo state governor to quit office.

“I endorse it. The truth is with Oshiomhole, this party would go down by the time President Muhammadu Buhari finishes his second term,” the former minister said.

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