NASS Leadership Saga: Crisis Hits APC NWC

The failure of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to have its way in the elections of the presiding officers of the National Assembly has caused a division within the members of the party.

Deputy National Publicity Secretary (NPS) of the APC, Comrade Timi Frank, on Monday, accused the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, of embarrassing the party over the failed move to install leadership for the National Assembly.

Frank alleged that Odigie-Oyegun and the rest members of the party’s NWC must resign as a result of the failure.

John Odigie-Oyegun

John Odigie-Oyegun

Aside accusing the NWC as a whole of taking sides before the election of leaders of National Assembly, he said it was unfortunate that the leadership of the party played hide-and-seek and over-indulged themselves in the choice of Senate President and House of Representatives Speaker.

Frank, who is the deputy to Lai Mohammed, the party’s spokesman, laid the blame squarely at the doorstep of Chief Odigie-Oyegun and the rest APC NWC members, who he accused of not consulting widely before taking the decision to conduct the mock election which he said boomeranged and is now haunting the party.

He alleged that the national chairman and leadership of the party ought to resign having embarked on an embarrassing mock election that never had the blessings of the entire party’s leadership, more so that “the leadership exhibited gross incompetence to manage the National Assembly issue until it blew out of hand.”

He said: “If my party could not keep to the promise of change, then we must correct them and make them to keep to that. I have no fear or favour than to say that the current leadership of the party has practically failed.

“With this incident alone, the chairman should resign from his position after taking a position against the people and the people’s position has finally come to stay.”

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