- APC has urged the warring factions in Kwara to sheath their swords and embrace peace
- The plea was made during a stakeholders' meeting held in Abuja on Monday, January 18
- Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger state said that the party is concerned about the crisis
Following the crisis rocking the Kwara chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the leadership of the party has said the warring parties would soon embrace peace.
Daily Trust reports that this was made known by the Niger state governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, adding that the party's stakeholders have waded into the crisis.
Legit.ng gathered that after a meeting with a faction loyal to the Kwara state governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazak and another loyal to the duo of information and culture minister, Lai Mohammed, and the minister of state for transportation, Gbemisola Saraki, in Abuja, the governor said the gap in communication led to the crisis.
It was reported that while both Abdulrazak and Mohammed were present along with some of their allies, Saraki was, however, absent.
Bello, who is the north central representative in the APC caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee, said the zone has been mandated to review the issues in Kwara and report to the national leadership.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the decision of the national leadership the APC to sack the Kwara state chapter chairman, Bashir Bolarinwa, sparked revolt from some party power blocks.
It was reported that persons said to be loyal to Lai Mohammed and Gbemi Saraki kicked against the verdict delivered by the Mai Mala Buni-led committee.
One of the leaders of the factions, Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo, pointed accusing fingers at Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazak as being behind the ensuing crisis in Kwara APC.
In another report, following calls by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the sacking of former speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, the APC said the lawmaker is yet to join its fold.
The ex-speaker, who was elected to the House of Representatives at the last general election on the platform of the PDP, reportedly defected to the APC last year.
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