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APC To Hold National Caucus, NEC Meetings This Week

The All Progressives Congress (APC) will hold its national caucus and National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings this week.

Daily Trust reports that the national leadership of the party will hold separate meetings of its national caucus and National Executive Committee (NEC) this week.

The news medium reports that while the national caucus would hold at the Presidential Villa on the night of Thursday, November 21, the NEC would meet on Friday, November 22 in the morning at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja.

APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, confirmed the development.

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to be part of the meetings. Last Wednesday, the APC governors  asked Oshiomhole to either resign or convene a meeting of NEC to resolve all challenges.

The national caucus meeting will be presided by the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and attended by the leadership of National Assembly, including the Senate President Ahmed Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila.

The issues discussed at caucus, sources said, would be ratified at the NEC meeting expected to be brief because of the Jum’aat prayers on Friday.

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Part of the issues expected to be ironed out is the need to fill the existing vacant positions in the National Working Committee (NWC) and the ongoing political battle between the party’s national chairman, Oshiomhole and Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State ahead of the 2020 gubernatorial poll in the state.

The outcome of the governorship elections in Bayelsa and Kogi states is another matter expected to be reviewed together with the state of the party in various states.

The governors, under the aegis of Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), said in the current circumstance, nothing short of a NEC or national caucus meeting of the party could resolve all increasing organisational challenges as a party.

The position was contained in a statement issued by the NGF Director General, Salihu Mohammed Lukman.

The governors said the party’s national leaders must rise to the challenge facing the APC as a party and take all necessary measures to convene superior organ meetings to begin to resolve all challenges, stressing that “the current public disgrace must end.”

They expressed concern over the current feud between Oshiomhole and Obaseki and the disqualification of its deputy governorship candidate in Bayelsa State.

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