Atiku warns APC on ‘deep­en­ing cri­sis’

Daily Trust - - FRONT PAGE - By Hamza Idris & Muideen Olaniyi

For­mer Vice Pres­i­dent Atiku Abubakar yes­ter­day held a closed door meet­ing with the na­tional chair­man and other of­fi­cials of the APC at the na­tional head­quar­ters of the party in Abuja where he urged them to ad­dress “deep­en­ing cri­sis”.

Though de­tails of the meet­ing were not made pub­lic, com­pe­tent sources said Atiku was at the APC na­tional head­quar­ters to rob minds with the lead­er­ship on how to ad­dress some na­tional is­sues af­fect­ing the in­tegrity of the party.

A source close to the meet­ing said, “You know it very well that Atiku had not been at the sec­re­tar­iat for a very long time. He was here partly to see how the APC will rise up and find so­lu­tion to the pro­tracted mis­un­der­stand­ing be­tween the Pres­i­dency and the Na­tional As­sem­bly.

“In deed, he was wor­ried by the hap­pen­ings in the Se­nate, oc­ca­sioned by the trial of the Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Bukola Saraki, as well as the last week’s un­to­ward hap­pen­ings in the Se­nate. This is all I can say,” the source, who does not want to named, said.

An­other source said Atiku wanted the APC lead­er­ship “to live up to its bid­dings” of call­ing any mem­ber to or­der, es­pe­cially on mat­ters that af­fect the in­tegrity of the party.

“To greater ex­tent, the APC is still liv­ing like an op­po­si­tion in­stead of a rul­ing party, there is deep­en­ing cri­sis and se­ri­ous lead­ers must talk, Nige­ri­ans are com­plain­ing,” he said.

“The fight be­tween Se­na­tor Dino Me­laye and Se­na­tor Remi Tin­ubu is a se­ri­ous mi­nus to the APC as a party, we can’t con­tinue liv­ing in de­nial that the APC house is not in or­der and Nige­ri­ans are watch­ing,” he added.

Atiku, who was ac­com­pa­nied by Adamawa State Gover­nor Muham­mad Bin­dow Jib­rilla, to the APC sec­re­tar­iat, was re­ceived by the na­tional chair­man of the party, Chief John OdigieOye­gun.

For­mer Vice-Pres­i­dent and chief­tain of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar (Left); the deputy na­tional chair­man of the APC, Shuaib Lawal and the na­tional chair­man of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oye­gun, at the na­tional head­quar­ters of the APC yes­ter­day.

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