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APC professionals forum seeks Buhari, Tinubu, others intervention in the party’s crisis

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Sequel to unending crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), a group know as APC Professionals Forum has called on

President Muhammadu Buhari, APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu and other leaders of the party to do more to intervene in the internal wrangling in the party.

APC Professionals Forum, a registered support group of the party which comprises of technocrats, intellectuals, experts and professionals across fields, disciplines and areas of endeavors who are card carrying members of our great party, the APC made the call at a press conference in Abuja on Friday.

Akintayo Akeem, National Co-ordinator of the forum said they were interested in the unity and stability of the party and Nigeria which supersedes any other individual or sectional interest and decried that in recent days, individual interest seems to be holding sway above Party’s interest.

According to him, some issues bothering on the breach of the Party’s constitution with respect to the functioning of critical party’s organs like the National Executive Committee (NEC), Board of Trustees ( BoT), seeming divisions amongst some members of the National Working Committee and non-filling of some vacant positions in the NWC, suspension of some members of the party without ratification by all organs of the party has to be addressed.

He said: “In view of the concerns stated above, we call on every interest groups in the party to sheath their swords and allow peace and internal mechanisms of the party to address their concerns instead of resorting to needless litigations in the law courts. We also plead with agitating individuals or groups to allow the National Executive Committee billed for 17th of March 2020 to address their concerns along with recently inaugurated APC Reconciliation Committee led by Chief Bisi Akande.

“The members of APC Professionals Forum are unanimous in the following:
That we support the call for the National Executive Committee meeting to address all issues that are responsible for the current leadership tussle in the party and that we will support and adopt all the resolutions of the National Executive Committee billed for 17th March 2020 and work with all organs of the party to ensure unity and stability of the party.

“That we call on President Buhari, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu and other leaders of the party to do more to intervene in the internal wrangling in the party.

“That we suggest that the National Executive Committee should set up structures that will activate all organs of the party including the once sidelined structures like the NEC and BOT
4. That we suggest that the National Executive Committee meeting should set up structures to fill all vacant positions in the NWC and every other vacant structures of the party in every state of the Federation.

“That the National Executive Committee should strengthen the recently constituted National Reconciliation Committee to immediately begin reconciliation of all aggrieved members of the party across the Nation.

“That members of APC Professionals Forum and other relevant support groups should be empowered to revive the support base of the party going forward.

“That party faithful and professionals in the party who have worked tirelessly for the party should be adequately rewarded in government so as to encourage our teeming supporters and enhance party loyalty.

“As we move forward in nation building, APC Professionals Forum will be partnering relevant MDAs and institutions of Government in policy analyses, project monitoring and delivery of people oriented projects in line with our party’s manifesto and campaign promises”.

 

James Kwen, Abuja