Friday, July 3, 2015

BREAKING: NASS Crisis: Buhari Insists On Party Supremacy As Tinubu Boycotts Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari today insisted on the supremacy of the party as the All Progressives Congress (APC) holds its first National Executive Committee at the party’s headquarters in Abuja.

The main agenda for today’s meeting is to decide on crucial issues, including the leadership crisis at the National Assembly as well as the composition of APC’s Board of Trustees.

The APC’s national leader, Ahmed Bola Tinubu, was conspicuously absent from today’s meeting.

There are reports that various factions of the party are jockeying for control of its main machinery.

Mr. Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, was a major financier of the party. However, a close associate of Mr. Tinubu told our correspondent that the former governor feels that the president and his coterie were working to marginalize him.

President Muhammadu Buhari chaired today’s meeting. Participants at the meeting included the APC’s national chairman, John Oyegun, controversial Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, representative Femi Gbajabiamila and all APC governors and other members of the National Executive Committee.

Speaking at the meeting, Mr. Buhari remarked that party supremacy was not negotiable. He reminded party members that the platform on which they were elected into office could not be discarded or regarded as irrelevant.

Mr. Buhari also appealed to all feuding factions within the party to sheath their swords in the broader interest of the party and out of respect for party supremacy.


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