The National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been postponed indefinitely.

The NEC gathering would have been one of the most followed events this week, hot on the heels of the suspension of APC Chairman Adams Oshiomhole on March 4.

It was billed for Tuesday, March 17, and could have sealed Oshiomhole's fate or bought him more time on the saddle.

The governing party has been enmeshed in crisis and balkanized into pro and anti-Oshiomhole factions for sometime now.

The embattled party chairman however has the backing of President Muhammadu Buhari and APC godfather Bola Tinubu as he clings to his job.

Chess moves

The postponement was announced after some governors of the ruling party met with President Buhari.

The meeting between the governors and the nation's president at the State House lasted for some thirty minutes.

One of the resolutions at the meeting was the postponement of the NEC gathering.

Pulse understands that all of these moves are tailored to buy Oshiomhole some time and pull the rug from under the feet of those who want him out.

An Appeal Court has also resumed hearing on Oshiomhole's application after he was suspended by the Federal High Court.

Speaking on the decision, the Chairman of the APC Governors Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, told State House correspondents that the postponement became necessary to allow the governors time to resolve all contending issues affecting the party.