APC ‘National Assembly crisis is just politics,’ Party Chairman says

The APC Chairman made the comments on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, while speaking at the party’s secretariat in Abuja.

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The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun has said that the current crisis rocking the party will not lead to its demise.

The APC Chairman made the comments on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, while speaking at the party’s secretariat in Abuja.

Oyegun also said that those who are expecting the crisis to consume the APC will wait for eternity.

“What is going on in the National Assembly is nothing but politics. Those who believe that this is the beginning of the end of the APC should be prepared to wait for a long time, as the party will live from one dispensation to another. The APC will be here to give good governance to the people of Nigeria,” he said.

“The truth is that most of us are in politics because of enlightened self-interest, others may have a different view. But one of the vital ingredients of politics is contest and so there are offices to be contested for in the National Assembly,” he added.

“We should always expect this kind of situation to happen if the party have internal democratic principles in its operation. The situation at the National Assembly has given a lot of members of the APC some sleepless nights. Let me use this opportunity to tell each and every one of you that what is going on in the National Assembly is mere politics. It is nothing other than politics,” Oyegun said.

The APC has been thrown into crisis over its choice of National Assembly leaders after Senate President, Bukola Saraki and House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara defied the party to contest and win the positions.

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