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Oshiomhole wades into NASS-Buhari feud

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) is apparently making moves to end the constant bickering between the APC-controlled National Assembly and the Executive.

This is as Oshiomhole Wednesday visited APC members in the Senate and is also billed to visit the party members in the House of Representatives Thursday.

Though the agenda of both visits has not been disclosed but BusinessDay observed that this cannot
unconnected with Oshiomhole campaign and inauguration promise to swiftly wade into feud between the legislative and executive arms of government both run by APC.

One issue that dominated the campaign promises of Oshiomhole was to ensure smooth working relationship between the APC-dominated National Assembly and the Buhari-led Presidency to end the unnecessary acrimony that often impedes implementation of policies and programmes derivable from party’s manifestoes.

The APC National Chairman made the pledge to see the end to the faceoff shortly after he was inaugurated, saying: “I believe that with my own background, things will be resolved amicably because I am used to managing divergences and this is just another task.

“It will be done to the satisfaction of our President, governors, senators, representatives, House of Assembly members and all the rank and file members of our party. We will devote all our time to it because that is the oath of office that we have sworn to and we will administer the party on the basis of our constitution.”

Oshiomhole, while addressing some party leaders and members at the APC National Secretariat, Abuja shortly after the visit to Senate, stated that “like  I said in the Senate, we knew there were challenges when we offered ourselves to contest for offices for which we have now been elected. So, we can’t claim that we didn’t know.

“We are not going to lament that we knew, but we didn’t know it was this much. To us, it is a huge opportunity to make a difference, not only for our party, but for our country,” he reiterated.

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