After a crucial meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmed lawan announced his position in the crisis that has shaken the All Progressives Congress(APC).
Speaking on Sunday, June 21, in Abuja, lawan said that since the APC has more lawmakers in the National Assembly, more governors in the country and the President’s party, something radical must be done quickly, PM News reports.
The head of the Senate noted that in order to focus on the party’s Manifesto for the country, it must cope with its struggle for leadership.
He further stated that the leadership of the ruling party should not allow the situation to deteriorate further, adding that ”the stability of the APC is the stability of Nigeria; it is the party that manages the Affairs of this country.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Salihu Lukman, Director General of the Progressive Governor’s forum,, blamed Adams Oshiomhole, the national Chairman of the APC, for the crisis in the party.
Lukman, in a note sent to the reconciliation Committee chaired by Bisi Akande, said that the crisis in the party is getting worse every day.
The party chief said that the national working Committee of the APC(NWC), led by Oshiomhole, could no longer provide the necessary leadership to win the party’s elections due to the level of intolerance of the Chairman.
He said that the NWC under the leadership of Oshiomhole allows political opponents to win elections.
Lukman stated that Oshiomhole does not condone any dissent or criticism expressed against any of its decisions, and carries out punitive actions against anyone who criticizes it.
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In addition, the civil society organization Center for public trust (CPT) complained that the current crisis in the ruling APC was the work of organized centrifugal forces interested in seizing the presidential post in 2023.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Group’s acting senior program officer, Mr. Simon Pam, entitled: the APC crisis: the hand of Esau and the voice of Jacob.
The non-profit group expressed concerns about the turn of events in the agribusiness sector and predicted that the crisis in Edo state could lead to unnecessary bloodshed during the upcoming elections.