APC governors sue for peace within party ranks
There is already a strong indication that APC governors known as ‘Progressives’ are reaching out to the National Assembly leadership to seek ways of addressing the crises that have affected the party in a number of ways including their losing out in key elections.
This matter was brought to the fore as a delegation of the APC governors paid a courtesy visit on the National Assembly leadership at the Assembly Complex Monday.
Galaxy’s Godfrey Eshiemoghie reports that the head of the delegation and co-chair of the ‘Progressives Governors’ Aminu Masari of Katsina State said the ambition of individual members of the party should not be allowed to override the overall interest of the party while harping on unity and collaboration.
On his part, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila expressed concerns over a recent Federal High Court decision barring the National Assembly from interfering with the workings of the Edo State House of Assembly following moves to do so in a bid to mediate in a brewing crisis involving the State governor.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, promised to ensure the operations of the ninth national assembly is in the overall national interest, cutting across party divides.
The Progressives Governors’ Forum has two sub-committees, one on Legislative Programmes and the other on Governance.