Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has summoned the emergency meeting of National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to hold today, Monday according to media reports.
President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial list expected to reach the Senate this week and the face-off between the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai, tops the agenda for the meeting.
El-Rufai was alleged to have made an uncomplimentary remark on Osinbajo, who protested and eventually walked out of a meeting, which had Buhari in attendance.
Before leaving, a furious Osinbajo allegedly told Buhari: “I am an elected Vice President and would not sit down here and allow a governor to insult me.”
A member of the NWC revealed that the leadership of APC was not comfortable with the incident and would not sit idly while the Vice President was being treated as a puppet.
The source noted that the crises in APC, especially the management of the party’s success at the general elections, was becoming a big headache for members.
Another issue is the power rift between former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, former governor of Osun State, Bisi Akande and national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, over who becomes APC Board of Trustees (BoT) Chairman.
Also to be discussed at the meeting is the feud between Tinubu and the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki.
Similarly, the disrupted Bayelsa governorship primary held on September 22 will be raised.
The outcome has led to a media war between Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole and former governor of Bayelsa State, Timi Sylva.
Source: Daily Post