Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has met with Governor Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State and Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, a former Kano State governor, as part of efforts to resolve the party’s crisis.
Simon Ebegbulem, Chief Press Secretary to Oshiomhole, disclosed on Friday that his principal has also met with Senator Bukola Saraki, the Senate President and Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, over the same issue.
According to Ebegbulem, the APC Chairman, who has “experienced sleepless nights” over the division, will continue to engage in dialogue with all members of the party in order to resolve its internal crisis.
“Since he assumed office, he has not slept well, always meeting with aggrieved members till the early hours of the morning”, Ebegbulem told The Nation.
“He has met with Saraki, Tambuwal and Dogara. He has been pleading that they should all remain in the party so they can build it together.
“He also has this regret that the issues were allowed to linger for too long before he came into office.
“ He met with the APC caucus in the Senate and the House twice seeking for peace. He met with Tambuwal, Kwankwaso individually and Saraki severally pleading for peace.
“As we speak he is still talking to them. We believe that the kind of implosion that people are envisaging may not happen. So his efforts are yielding results and he is determined to ensure that he brings many of them back to the fold.”
The APC is currently engulfed in a crisis following the exit of members and the subsequent formation of the Reformed APC faction, R-APC, headed by Buba Galadima, a former political associate of President Muhammadu Buhari.