March 20, 2019

Tenure extension: Lalong’s report, NEC meeting’ll end logjam in APC – Oyegun

The National chairman of ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has assured his party members that the report of the technical committee set up by leadership of the party and the next National Executive Commitee (NEC) meeting will end all the crises that have envelope it.

Oyegun stated this on Friday in Abuja at the party’s National Secretariat when technical committee headed by Plateau state governor, Simon Lalong submitted his report.

“The recommendations of your report will lay to rest the ghost that had been hovering over the leadership of APC,” he said.

A technical committee to advise the leadership of the party over President Muhammadu Buhari’s decision to reverse the decision of NEC to extend the tenure of National Working Committee (NWC) was set up on Tuesday.

When presenting his report, Lalong told newsmen that the report had advised the party leadership accordingly, adding that it will solve all problems in the party if properly implemented.

He said, “The task appeared not easy when it was given to us but with God on our side and the very wide consultations we made, this report has solved most of the problems that we were thinking was within the APC. So, that is to tell you that there is democracy in the APC.

“We looked at the meeting of February 27, we looked at also the passion and the commitment of Mr President towards keeping the party one and also cohesive and so at the end of the day, we made far reaching recommendations.

“We noticed that there were different interests, which is quiet usual when you have. Aparty like this that is progressive and those interest were genuine but at the end of the day, we were able to marry those interests so that the party can move forward. So, in this report, you will see a lot of it.

“The report will also contain recommendations of certain issues that we think the party should do immediately. And one of them you have already started.

“That if these recommendations are going to be useful within the shortest time, the party must summoning a NEC meeting.

“Already we have received notices of NEC meeting for Monday which is also in line with our recommendations and we want to assure you that at the end of the day, APC is coming back to life.”

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