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Oshiomhole Absent As APC Holds NWC Meeting



The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday.

It was however gathered that the party’s embattled National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole as well as his loyalists were not present at the meeting.

The meeting was chaired by the Acting National Secretary, Victor Giadom and lasted for several hours. Members of the NWC who were in attendance include – National Vice Chairman, North East, Salihu Mustapha; National Vice Chairman, South West, Bankole Oluwajana; National Youth Leader, Abubakar Sadiq; National Woman Leader, Hajiya Salamatu Beiwa and the party’s acting National Auditor, Isa-Modu Chul.

The reason or outcome of the meeting was not made public to newsmen.

Meanwhile, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa Onilu has stated that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has not been factionalised or in the nature of crisis.

He noted in a statement on March 9 made available to News Nigeria that: “in a political organisation such as the APC, contestations are not unusual and are not necessarily intractable. The issues being alluded to in the media reports are matters before the courts and should be allowed to run their normal and legal course. The exaggerated story foreboding Armageddon is far-fetched.”

“We call on members of the National Working Committee (NWC) and the Party’s secretariat staff to resume at their offices and continue carrying out their scheduled roles and responsibilities without any fear.”

“Finally, we thank the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, personnel of the Police, Department of State Services and other Security Services for their professionalism in the process of maintaining the peace and preventing hoodlums from fomenting trouble at the APC National Secretariat.”

“We assure all our members in Nigeria and across the world that our leaders are capable of resolving any contestations that may arise bearing in mind the best interests of our great party and in the pursuit of progress and development of our country.

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