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APC Makes U-Turn, Accepts Saraki, Dogara’s Victory

By Ganiyu Nasirudeen – Perhaps due to its implications on the peace within its fold and direction of its government, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has announced it has accepted the outcome of the Tuesday NASS leadership elections, despite of not going the way the party desired.

The APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, made the announcement Friday while speaking with the journalists after joining members of the transition committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari during presentation of their report at Defence House, Abuja.

He said the reality was that Saraki’s colleagues had duly elected him and the party was ready to live with that fact.

While commenting on the Senate’s inauguration despite meeting convened by Mr. President, Chief Oyegun affirmed that many consultations were ongoing at that time, therefore it was impossible he was in two places at the same time. He also disclosed that the party’s leaders were already speaking with the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, but the ruling party would wish to keep details to itself

Chief Oyegun also indicated that just like the party survived other tough times, it would, in the current travail, stating that the aggrieved Senators threatening court action were exercising their fundamental human rights.

APC had since been thrown into confusion over the choice of NASS leaders as other candidates – Senator Saraki and House Speaker, Hon. Yakubu Dogara held on to their ambition as against the party’s choice – Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila for the Senate Presidency and House Speakership respectively.


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