- The Senate president, Ahmed Lawan, has broken his silence on the APC crisis
- Lawan said that the leadership of the ruling party must do all it takes to end the internal rivalry
- The Senate boss said this after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari
After a crucial meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, the Senate president, Ahmed Lawan, has made known his position in the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Speaking on Sunday, June 21, in Abuja, Lawan said being that the APC has more lawmakers in the National Assembly, more governors in the country and the party of the president, something drastic must be done fast, PM News reports.
The Senate boss noted that in order to concentrate on the party's manifesto for the country, it must deal with its leadership tussle.
He went on to say that the ruling party's leadership must not allow the situation to degenerate further, adding that ”the stability of APC is the stability of Nigeria; this is the party that is running the affairs of this country."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Salihu Lukman, the director-general of the Progressives Governors’ Forum, had blamed Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the APC, for the crisis in the party.
Lukeman in a memo sent to the reconciliation committee chaired by Bisi Akande said the crisis in the party was getting worse by the day.
The party chieftain stated that the APC national working committee (NWC) led by Oshiomhole can no longer provide the needed leadership to win elections for the party because of the chairman’s level of intolerance.
He said the NWC under Oshiomhole allows political opponents to get electoral victory.
Lukeman stated that Oshiomhole does not condone any disagreement or criticism expressed against any of his decisions and carries out punitive actions against anyone that criticizes him.
Also, a civil society organisation, Centre for Public Trust (CPT), had lamented that the current crisis in the ruling APC was a handiwork of organised centrifugal forces who are interested in capturing the presidency in 2023.
This was contained in a statement issued by the acting senior program officer of the group, Mr Simon Pam, titled: APC Crisis: The Hand of Esau and the Voice of Jacob.
The non-profit group expressed fear at the turn of events in the APC and predicted that the crisis in Edo state might lead to needless bloodshed during the forthcoming elections.
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