- According to reports, the APC has bowed to pressure and plans to set up a committee to address restructuring issue
- This was revealed a meeting of the party leadership in Abuja on Thursday, June 29
- The committee is allegedly expected to harmonise the position of the party on restructuring
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally resolved to address the issue of restructuring, after several demands by several prominent individuals and groups across Nigeria.
The matter of restructuring was tabled at a meeting of the party leadership and governors held on Thursday, June 29 at the Imo State Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro, Abuja.
According to Thisday, a technical committee would be inaugurated this week and would comprise party leaders, some of its governors and National Assembly members.
The committee is expected to harmonise the position of the party on restructuring according to one of the governors present at the meeting.
The governor whose name was not revealed said: “Of course, we discussed the Anambra governorship election, especially the threat to the election by IPOB, and the leaders of the APC in the South-east who attended the meeting assured us that the boycott was not going to have any effect.”
The APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun told newsmen: “We discussed issues affecting the nation and the impact of the current wave of agitations across the country.
“We decided to strengthen the party. We decided that the kind of verbiage and incendiary statements by different groups were not good for the health of the nation and we decided that it had to stop
“For that reason, we have taken certain measures, which I will not disclose here, to ensure that the basic and fundamental unity of this country is preserved while at the same time listening to whatever grievances anybody has to say.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has told some northern leaders opposed to the idea of restructuring to change their position to save Nigeria from becoming a failed state.
Afenifere’s stand on the issue is also reportedly backed by Ohanaeze Nidigbo, the dominant Igbo socio-political group which has maintained that Nigeria must be restructured.
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The national publicity secretary of Afenifere, Mr Yinka Odumakin, on Sunday, July 2, faulted some northern leaders for being opposed to restructuring.
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