APC Moves To End Dispute Between Executive, Senate

APC Moves To End Dispute Between Executive, SenateThe leadership of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has intervened in the face-off between the Senate and the Executive, in the bid to put an end to the lingering crisis.

The APC leadership, after its National Working Committee meeting resolved to meet with the Senate caucus on Tuesday, April 4.

The party expressed worry over the rift which it said was worsening by the day, adding that it has held series of consultations with key actors to put an end to the impasse.

In a statement issued on Sunday by the APC spokesman, Mr Bolaji Abdullahi, the party said it considers the committee headed by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, as a step in the right direction.

“Ahead of the Tuesday meeting with the Senate, the Party expresses its happiness with the committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to re-examine the Executive relationship with the National Assembly.

“The Party considers the committee headed by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo as a step in the right direction, which demonstrates President Buhari’s recognition of the paramount importance of the legislative institution in a democracy.

“The Party reiterates its commitment to ensuring that the relationship between the two critical arms of government improves further, and commended the National Assembly leadership for its maturity and predisposition to have all the issues resolved as quickly as possible in the interest of the party and the nation as a whole,” the statement said.

The APC, however, warned its members against utterances capable of worsening the situation and threatened to take appropriate action against any member working to jeopardise the peace efforts.

Buhari Has Returned With New Vigour – APC

Buhari Has Returned With New Vigour - APCThe All Progressives Congress (APC) believes that President Muhammadu Buhari is now well rested and has returned with new vigour.

The party declared in a statement that the President is back with optimism to fix Nigeria’s challenges and fulfill the promises the party made to Nigerians during the 2015 elections.

The statement which was issued on Friday by the APC spokesman, Mr Bolaji Abdullahi, also thanked President Buhari for following due process.

“We thank the President for following due process and properly handing over to his deputy, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and thereby saving the country the needless controversies and crises that we experienced in the past.

“The party also commend the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, for competently holding fort on behalf of Mr President and for his loyalty and commitment to the Change Agenda of our party.

“We thank Nigerians and all men and women of goodwill who have been praying for the health and safe return of the President and note that the government is fully committed to the party’s manifesto of change, couched on true transformation in every area of national life”.

Former Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdulahi Is New APC Spokesman

Former Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdulahi Is New APC SpokesmanThe former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdulahi, is set to replace Mr Lai Mohammed as the National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) after north central leaders adopted him.

His election held on Thursday at the Zonal Congress of the party in Abuja.

Among the delegates to the congress were Governors Simon Lalong of Plateau and Sani Bello of Niger States.

The congress was chaired by the National Vice Chairman of APC from the zone, Zakari Idde.

Abdulahi was unanimously confirmed via a voice vote by the delegates, after the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Deputy Speaker, Godiya Akwashiki, nominated him and was seconded by Senate Spokesman, Aliyu Abdullahi.

Mr Abdullahi told journalists after his emergence that he would adopt a fresh strategy on his new job as he was aware that the post is different from his former position of sports minister, as they “demand different approaches”.

“I have a fair understanding of what I am expected to do even though you never know until you really get there.

“What I can assure is that I will do the best I can, not only in the improvement of our party but also in contributing to the progress of this country especially at this challenging period,” he said.

On the pressure that comes with the office of the National Publicity Secretary for a ruling party, Abdulahi said that he had the experience to manage this.

“However, what I know is that every human being is under pressure. Mr President, the ruling party chairman and everybody including the journalists are under pressure. There will always be pressure because the expectations of people are very high.

“So, irrespective of the economic challenges, we have to continue to weather the storm especially now that I am brought in to be part of the process. All I can reassure is that I will give the best I can to ensure that we continue to move forward,” he said.

The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, held the position until hi appointment as Minister by President Muhammadu buhari.