Senators who are members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) held a crucial meeting Tuesday with the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party at the end of which all parties agreed to work for a united government focussed on delivering on the promise of the party to the electorate.
Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, national chairman of the party, led members of the NWC to the meeting which lasted for almost three hours while all members of the party’s caucus in the Senate were in attendance.
Odigie-Oyegun and his deputy, Senator Lawal Shuaibu, told the Senators that though they acknowledged that the meeting was the first of its kind in the 22 months the party has taken control of government but that it was better late than never.
They canvassed the need for all segments of the party in the executive, legislature and party structure to work together in unity and co-operation. They urged the Senators to feel free to express their minds and that the party was ready to come out strongly and ensure that all issues causing disunity at all levels of government are addressed.
The party also briefed the Senators about the coming non-elective national convention and registration of members of the party.
Many of the Senators who spoke at the meeting made a frank assessment of the situation of the party and the relationship between the executive, legislature and party leadership but expressed their support for the peace initiative of the NWC.
The Senators urged the party leadership to ensure that the process of engagement with members of the executive and legislature continues on a regular basis and that the party always makes genuine intervention when issues come up.