Tension as APC holds NEC meeting

There is palpable tension at the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting today.

Yesterday, some party members had protested at the National Secretariat of APC demanding the sack of the APC National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.

According to them, the only thing that would save APC from untold disaster is to ask Oshiomhole to resign.

In preparation for the NEC meeting, the National Working Committee (NWC) members had met thrice this week.

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The party could not release any official agenda for the meeting.

Sources close to the party said the meeting would review the campaign and conduct of the general election.

Also to be discussed, according to the source, would be the crisis in the party that had pitched the NWC members against themselves and also against other party leaders.

The source stated that the issue of how to have a formidable NWC would be central at the meeting.

According to him, the vacant position in the NWC would be replaced.

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The vacant positions of the NWC to be filled are: Deputy National Chairman (South), National Secretary, National Auditor, while the Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Lawal Shuiabu and National Vice Chairman (North-West), Inuwa Abdulkadir are on suspension.

Few months ago, when the NWC members visited President Muhammadu Buhari, he asked them to go and put their house in order.

The President also said that it was high time he started taking interest in the party.

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Among those that would be attending the NEC are the leadership of the National Assembly who are members of APC.

This would be the first time they would be attending the APC NEC as the party had not held a NEC meeting since they were inaugurated in June.

When asked about the agenda of the NEC meeting, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, said that the agenda had been reported in the media.

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