- An association which described itself as Integrity Group has emerged from APC
- The group, headed by one Abubakar Sadiq Saadu, has David Okumba as its scribe
- Announcing its emergence, the group said it will work hand-in-hand with Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee
As the All Progressives Congress (APC) faces hurdles in bringing lasting peace, an association of common minds from the party's national executive council known as Integrity Group has emerged.
The group, which has Abubakar Sadiq Saadu as it chairman and David Okumba as secretary, said it has conveyed a letter to the chairman of the caretaker/extra-ordinary national convention planning committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni.
Addressing journalists in Abuja on Monday, July 6, leaders of the Integrity Group said they will provide necessary supports for the Buni-led caretaker committee in order to make it succeed in its peace search mission, The Nation reports.
"As NEC members we are always ready and available for the Caretaker Committee and shall support committee in whichever way require in cause of steering the party’s affairs,” the group said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that despite their overt dissidence, two former chairmen of the APC, Odigie Oyegun and Adams Oshiomhole will lead the campaign for Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu ahead of the forthcoming Edo guber election.
Oshiomhole and Oyegun have been at loggerhead over political control of Edo state with the rift between the former and incumbent state governor Godwin Obaseki renewing the rivalry between the two APC bigwigs.
As the ruling party searches a wave of lasting peace to its deluge of internal crisis, it is now clear that Oyegun and Oshiomhole — both former governors of Edo state — will have to bury their swords.
The two leaders have made a 49-man council headed by the governor of Kano state Umar Abdullahi Ganduje to campaign for Ize-Iyamu.
The list, which was announced by Yekini Nabena, the deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling party on Wednesday, July 1, also has Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, deputy Senate president Ovie Omo-Agege, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos.
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