Buhari Working Independently To Assemble Ministers Without Inferences- Oyegun

National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie- Oyegun, has said President Muhammadu Buhari was working hard independently without any inferences to assemble the best hands as ministers in the next few weeks.

Oyegun revealed that President Buhari has spent the last two months understanding the situation he inherited from the immediate past Peoples Democratic Party, PDP-led government.

Oyegun at the national Secretariat of APC yesterday, during a visit by the Association of Northern Students on the occasion of his 76th birthday and one year in office as national chairman of APC, said the President will appoint his ministers in a few weeks.

“What some of us in the progressive movement that has now transformed into governance of this country cannot accept is that the nation needed to be as bad as it is today. Yes, the circumstances of last 15 years ago are different, the nature of economy is different, people have evolved but the basic fact remains the same and that is for any nation, for any government to have any legitimacy, its key emphasis and the whole justification for its existence must be the welfare of the people, who have entrusted that party or that leader with the governance of their common affairs. That is the key thing…”

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APC Crisis: Buhari, Saraki, Dogara, Others To Assemble Today For NEC Meeting

The All Progressives Congress (APC) vowed yesterday to emerge strong from its first National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting after its post-election crisis.

The crisis, which has split the party’s leaders, erupted after the June 9 election of principal officers at the National Assembly.

Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara emerged against the party’s wish.

The party endorsed Senator Ahmed Lawan for Senate and Femi Gbajabiamila for Speaker.

“We are set for the meeting which will address some issues. We are expecting the President, our governors and leaders in the National Assembly. The NEC will properly constitute the Board of Trustees (BOT) of APC because we want all our organs to function effectively.

“We are in the process of reconciliation; we will definitely put our house in order and emerge stronger,” National Secretary Mai Buni said yesterday, adding:

“Politics is sometimes like that. You know our party is the first story of a successful merger of major parties in the country; we were also the first opposition party to dislodge a sitting government; and this is the first time an opposition party is having majority in the National Assembly. You should expect some teething problems but we will reconcile and reunite all.”

Buni said one of the key parts of the agenda is on “ensuring that everybody respects the party.”

There was anxiety last night that the meeting could make or break the APC in view of the “volatile nature” of the agenda.

The warring groups in the National Assembly engaged in marathon consultations and intensified the lobbying of NEC members.

Ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, however, set the tone for the meeting by pleading with APC leaders to “shift ground and move to the centre”.

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