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Hameed Ali APC to intervene in Senate face-off with Customs boss

The APC says its national chairman would lead a peace mission to the leadership of the National Assembly and Hameed Ali.

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Hameed Ali with some of his officers play

Hameed Ali with some of his officers

Nigeria's ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) says it would intervene in the face-off between the Senate and Hameed Ali, the comptroller general of Customs.

This was contained in a statement by APC the national publicity secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi made available to Pulse on Tuesday, March 21, 2017.

According to the statement, APC national chairman, John Odigie Oyegun would lead a peace delegation to the leadership of the National Assembly and Ali.

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The statement read:

"The All Progressives Congress (APC) has keenly observed the controversy that has trailed the invitation extended to the Comptroller General of The Nigerian Customs Service, Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) by the Senate.

"We have watched the issues with growing concern and the expectations that they would be resolved in a manner that would be agreeable to all the parties involved.

 "However, we wish to state that at this point, we have found it necessary to intervene.

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"Accordingly, the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun will lead the party’s peace mission to the Leadership of the National Assembly and the concerned party member."

The APC expressed optimism that party’s effort to broker peace would resolve the matter amicably.

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