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APC Govs shun NWC monthly meeting

The monthly consultative meeting‎ of the National Working Committee (NWC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) and its governors on the platform of Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) scheduled to hold on Wednesday was suspended as the governors failed to turn up.

According to a source at the party headquarters, the non attendance of the governors at the meeting was attributed to in-house crisis rocking the party at all levels.

The meeting which was scheduled for 2pm could not hold as only two governors out of the 24 state governors of the APC arrived the party secretariat in Abuja.

Even the two governors that showed up came several hours behind schedule as the party leadership were kept waiting.

After several hours of waiting, it dawned on the party a leader that the governors were not coming hence the meeting was called off.

The Daily Times gathered that the recent ward congresses held in Kano and Kogi which ended in controversy were said to have annoyed the governors against the positions taken by the Chief John Oyegun led NWC.

A source at the party secretariat told our reporter that; “This suspension is an indication of in-house crisis rocking the party both at Federal, States and the Local levels as all seems not well with the party especially since the court judgment in favor of the Makarfi led faction of the people’s Democratic party (PDP)”.

For Wednesday meeting, two governors; including Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Mohammed Badaru Abubakar and Deputy Governor of Edo State Hon. Philip‎ Shuaibu, had arrived for the meeting before the meeting was announced to have been cancelled.

The yesterday meeting was supposed to be the fifth in the series of the monthly meeting of the APC National Working Committee and the governors since inception in April, 2017.

At the beginning of the meeting, the party had stated that it was in preparation for 2019 general elections also using the meeting to address issues bothering on financing of the party and its non elective National Convention.

Briefing journalists after the last month ‎meeting, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi said; “the party had expanded the meeting to include APC principal officers at the National Assembly.”

The suspended meeting would have been the first to be attended by the APC principal officers of the National Assembly.

Giving reasons for the cancellation, the party’s National Publicity Secretary Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, said the meeting could not hold because of another meeting scheduled between the governors and the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.

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