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APC GOVERNORS BACK BUHARI OVER NULLIFICATION OF TENURE ELONGATION OF PARTY LEADERSHIP

“No. We had a meeting with Mr. President yesterday (Tuesday), and we extended the meeting today and we followed up with the consultations with the president now. We consulted and all the 24 governors of the APC are on the same page with Mr. President that we are going to respect our party constitution; we are going to respect the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. So, therefore, we collectively agreed that we will have congresses at all levels – local, state and national.

He spoke further saying the governors will also meet with the National Working Committee of the party to look at the possibility of setting up a national convention committee as well as a timetable for the congresses.

“So, there is no deadlock in our meeting, we have progressed and very soon you will have the names of the convention committee members as well as the timetable,” he said.

Similarly, chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors forum, Rochas Okorocha of Imo state in his own remark emphasized that  there was no crisis in the party, and called on media to stop spreading rumour of crisis in the party.

“We want to use this opportunity to advise the media operatives to stop spreading rumours of crisis in APC. There is no single crisis in APC.The issue was one of people who believe that we did not have enough time to organise a party congress and run election.

“Some people felt that it was a good idea but the most important thing is that, if we do that we will be contravening both our party constitution and the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. That is the major issue that we have that they call crisis. We do not have virus,” he said.

The Governor said the decision to hold congresses does not mean the Oyegun-led NWC has failed, also adding that the decision does not mean that they cannot come back or that they cannot re-contest their positions.

“We are simply saying that their tenure has ended and those who wish to re-contest can re-contest and can be elected into our party structure. So we are all one as a family and we are set to go for 2019 elections in victory,” he said.

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