- Governor Bagudu of Kebbi state has revealed why APC governors want the party to convene the NEC meeting
- Bagudu who is the chairman of the APC Governors Forum said the aim is to find solutions to the crisis rocking the ruling party
- Meanwhile, President Buhari has said he would attend the NEC meeting convened by the factional APC acting chair, Victor Giadom
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The governor of Kebbi state, Abubakar Bagudu, has revealed why his All Progressives Congress (APC) colleagues are pushing for a meeting of the National Executive Committee.
Bagudu who is the chairman of the APC Governors Forum said the progressive governors want NEC to hold in a bid to find lasting solutions to the crisis in the party, Premium Times reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the Kebbi state governor said all the APC governors want is for the party to be united.
Diverse reactions have also been trailing Governor Bagudu's statement on social media.
Elvis Okoruwa commented: "The entire nation is solidly behind you people, enough is enough for this selfish and evil politicians who thinks they can just pocket their citizens in their agbada pocket. Any of the NWC who refused to attend NEC meeting should be expelled and Edo APC primary should be cancelled."
"The only thing I need from them is just to bury Tinubu and Oshiomole politically so that they can feel the pain of betrayal with a big consequence," Sunday Okoli said.
Obas Emadia said: "This Bagudu fellow this thinks he and supporters can take control of the party which they contributed little or nothing to develop and as well control the people's votes? He must be joking. We're waiting for them."
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Meanwhile, after weeks of internal fighting in the APC, President Buhari has finally made his position known by backing Victor Giadom as acting national chairman of the party.
This was disclosed in a tweet by presidential spokesman Garba Shehu on Wednesday, June 24. According to Shehu, the president would attend the meeting called by Giadom on Thursday, June 25.
Shehu said the president took the position after receiving convincing advice on the position of the law as far as the party is concerned.
Giadom has also reacted to his endorsement by President Buhari. According to him, the president's endorsement is for the good of the ruling party.
"The solution to these problems is attending the NEC meeting," Giadom said.
The development has also caused heated reactions from Nigerians on social media.
TallJohn, @JohnFanimokun, tweeted: "Buhari did right by following the court order that recognized Giadom to be the Acting Chairman of the APC pending the outcome of the next NEC meeting.
"Calm down, the wailers rejoicing over APC's headache will bite their fingers in the nearest future. "Game on!"
"With Giadom's endorsement by President Buhari, the Dr. Bukola Saraki's statement that "Oshiomhole’s masquerade will dance naked in the market" has come to play," Onilemarun Kareem, @Onile050, tweeted.
"Now that Buhari via Garba Shehu has confirmed Victor Giadom as the acting chairman of APC and also planned to attend NEC meeting scheduled for tomorrow, let see the reactions of other 3 acting chairmen, Oshiomole geng," Ayemojubar, @ayemojubar, tweeted.
Emma ik Umeh (Tcee ), tweeted: "Victor Giadom my man "RIP to Tinubu presidential ambition "Oshiomhole will regret ever disqualifying Obaseki"
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