APC bows to calls for restructuring, to inaugurate technical committee

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has resolved to address the issue of restructuring, a demand by several prominent individuals and groups.

The matter was tabled at a meeting of the party leadership and governors held Thursday night at the Imo State Governor’s Lodge in Asokoro, Abuja.

A source privy to the meeting told Thisday, at the weekend, that a technical committee would be inaugurated this week and would comprise party leaders, some of its governors and National Assembly members.

One of the governors said the committee is expected to harmonise the position of the party on restructuring.

The governor said after the committee’s work, the party would summon another meeting to chart the way forward.

His words: “Of course, we discussed the Anambra governorship election, especially the threat to the election by IPOB, and the leaders of the APC in the South-east who attended the meeting assured us that the boycott was not going to have any effect.”

The governor said the meeting also discussed the arrangements for the party’s mini-convention.

He said the leaders agreed to start with the process of local government congresses in states where existing vacancies in the party’s executives needed to be filled.

The APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, had after the meeting told newsmen: “We discussed issues affecting the nation and the impact of the current wave of agitations across the country.

“We decided to strengthen the party. We decided that the kind of verbiage and incendiary statements by different groups were not good for the health of the nation and we decided that it had to stop

“For that reason, we have taken certain measures, which I will not disclose here, to ensure that the basic and fundamental unity of this country is preserved while at the same time listening to whatever grievances anybody has to say.”

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