APC Governors Summon Emergency Meeting Over NASS Leadership Tussle


APC Governors

By Sadiq Umar.

Governors of the All Progressive Congress (APC) are scheduled to meet anytime from now to discuss the lingering crisis rocking the party ahead of the Tuesday elections the National Assembly leadership.

The governors’ intervention is seen as the last ditch effort to salvage the election into leadership positions that has polarised its elected lawmakers along two sharply divided groups

A terse statement issued by Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha conveying the invitation read:.

“Your Excellency, I am directed to invite you to emergency meeting of Progressive Governors scheduled to hold as flows: Time: 8.00 pm; date: Monday, June 8, 2015; venue: Imo Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja; agenda: national assembly matters, A. O. B,” r

“HE Owelle Rochas Okorocha appealed that Your Excellencies please create time to attend both this important meeting in order to find amicable resolutions of all contentious issues,” the statement read.

Earlier, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, it was learnt had summoned a meeting with the legislators-elect of the House of Representatives to explore further conciliatory possibilities.

The party had at a shadow primary last Saturday elected Senators Ahmad Lawan (Yobe) and George Akume (Benue) and Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila (Lagos) and Rep. Monguno , Senate President and Deputy Senate President and Speaker of House of Representatives and Deputy Speaker respectively.

Their rivals at the Senate and House, Senator Bukola Saraki (Kwara) and Yakubu Dogara (Bauchi) had since protested the outcome of the exercise vowing to appear as candidates against the party’s position on Tuesday.