APC Crisis What Oyegun told senators at N’Assembly

Oyegun met with the APC caucus of Senate on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

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Saraki, Lawan and Oyegun during a meeting with the APC caucus of Senate on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. play

Saraki, Lawan and Oyegun during a meeting with the APC caucus of Senate on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

(Senate President's Media Office)
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Senate leader, Ahmad Lawan says the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) would soon be resolved.

Lawan stated this while briefing journalists after a meeting between the APC caucus of the Senate and the national working committee of the ruling party led by the national chairman, John Oyegun.

The Senate leader hinted that a committee would be set up to resolve the infighting between members of the legislature and the executive.

He added that the delay in the passage of the budget and plans to alter the election sequence were only symptoms of the crisis rocking the APC.

Saraki and Oyegun after a meeting with the APC caucus of Senate on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. play

Saraki and Oyegun after a meeting with the APC caucus of Senate on Wednesday, March 21, 2018.

(Senate President's Media Office)

 

“The idea of bringing everyone to the table is that everyone should be on the same page, at party level, at national assembly so that all times should there be any issue. Whether is from the executive side or on the legislature,” Lawan declared.

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“Overriding the president on election sequence is only a symptom. The discussion centered on so many things including that. We are coming to a situation where that can be resolved as soon as the caucus is constituted this kind of issue can easily be addressed.

“President Muhammadu Buhari invited the national assembly leadership and we had a discussion with the president, the issues that were halting the passage of the budget was discussed. 

“And the president immediately gave a directive that the MDAs that have not submitted the details of their budget should do so immediately. The SGF gave an ultimatum of one week, we in the national assembly have given two weeks within which ministers and CEOs of government who have not defended their budget should so in those two weeks.

“That issue was settled before this meeting. However, the party will be concerned and added its voice to it but it was already a concluded case that the budget will be passed as quickly as we can. 

“This is our government we shouldn't be fighting dirty in the public. We should be able to deal with it inside our rooms or house. No political party could have no problems at all but makes the difference is for the political party to be able to manage it. We are on top of the situation,” Lawan announced.

Meanwhile, Oyegun says the APC is delivering on it's campaign promises despite the many challenges.

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