Governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, who are pushing for the removal of the party National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, on Monday met President Muhammadu Buhari.
APC has been dogged by crisis, chiefly among them are the appeal court ruling, which affirmed the judgment of a lower court on the suspension of Oshiomhole in his Ward in Etsako area of Edo and the lingering face-off between him and Gov. Godwin Obaseki culminating in the latter’s defection to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Another, is the crisis rocking the Ondo chapter of the party that has cost it the deputy governor, Hon. Agboola Ajayi who has also pitched tent with the PDP.
The nineteen governors elected on the party platform have been divided along pro-and-anti-oshiomhole lines with thirteen insisting the ex-labour leader must continue in office while six other want him sacked.
The latter represented by Governor Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Simon Lalong (Plateau) and Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), met with the President at the Villa, on Monday where they reportedly made a case for the removal of the embattled chairman.
Speaking to State House Correspondents after meeting Buhari, Bagudu said the president promised to wade in and resolve the crisis.
His word; “The reason for our visit is to discuss with him as our party leader, as the leader that millions of Nigerians trust, to discuss party issues and the position of the Progressive Governors to support all steps to unify and bring about peaceful resolution in our party, the All Progressives Congress.
“Mr President listened attentively and discussed as a father, as a party leader, and he gave us all the assurance we needed to know that resolution of contentious issues will soon be arrived at.”