Monday, May 20, 2024

Ahead of NEC: APC governors meet over Oshiomhole – Gov Sule

Governors of the All Progressives Congress, APC are meeting today in Abuja, ahead of the National Executive Committee, NEC meeting of the party, scheduled for Tuesday {tomorrow}, as part of efforts to resolve the crisis rocking the ruling party, involving the National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

The Nasarawa State Governor, Abdullahi Sule, said this on Channels Television programme, Sunrise Daily, monitored in Abuja on Monday morning.

He added that the APC Governors would equally meet President Muhammadu Buhari to seek his intervention, as leader of the party, with a view to finding a lasting solution to the crisis rocking the party.

Dismissing the He claims of crises at the national level of the party, the governor said there was only misunderstanding within the party on the interpretation of the law, admitting, however, that there is a lingering crisis bedevilling the party in Edo State, which involves the Governor of the state, Godwin Obaseki, and the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole.


The Nasarawa State Governor stressed the need for the APC to ensure that the crisis in Edo State is not allowed to snowball into the national structure of the party.

 “We are having little misunderstandings within the party on the interpretation of the law and they are having some problems in Edo State between the government and the Chairman of the party.

And the governors have done as much as they could. They met severally and even they could not be able to resolve it. The problem has persisted but I don’t want that to be the problem of the party as a whole,” he said.

He hopes that the meeting today will resolve the misunderstanding within the party. “I am attending today’s meeting where all the Governors of the APC will sit down and look at this thing directly in the face and say; ‘what is your problem, what is your concern?’

We cannot be divided. And after that, we will go and meet our President and urge him as the leader of the party to intervene,” he added.


The governor dismissed the notion that the intraparty crisis in the party is caused by agitations for 2023. The National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, had said that the crisis rocking the party is as a result of the struggle for 2023.

Tinubu’s position came hours after the chairman of the party’s reconciliation committee, Chief Bisi Akande, urged all the feuding camps to withdraw court cases for peace to reign.

Tinubu played a key role in Oshiomhole’s emergence as national chairman of the ruling party in June 2018.

 An FCT High Court in Jabi, Abuja had suspended Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the APC. Justice Danlami Senchi, on 4th March, 2020 ordered Oshiomhole to step down pending the determination of the substantive suit seeking his perpetual removal as the APC chairman.

However, Oshiomhole got a Federal High Court sitting in Kano to set aside his suspension as the national chairman of the ruling party.

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