APC warns members against unguarded utterances


APC warns members against unguarded utterances

The All Progressives Congress has threatened to deal with any of its members whose conduct threatens the ongoing peace initiatives aimed at resolving the feud between the Executive and Legislative arms of government.
The party’s leadership also announced its intention to meet with members of the APC Senate caucus on Tuesday, as part of efforts to broker peace between the two arms of government.
This was contained in a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, in Abuja, on Sunday.
He explained that the party’s National Working Committee was worried about the ongoing rift between the two arms of government and was determined to broker peace.
While commending the Executive Arm for setting up a committee to look into the issues, the party threatened to deal with any member whose conduct and utterances leans towards jeopardizing the peace process.
The statement partly read, “Following the All Progressives Congress resolve to intervene in the ongoing rift between the Executive and the National Assembly, the APC National Working Committee will on Tuesday, April 4, meet with the Party’s Caucus of the Senate.
“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, Prof. 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 statement also said the party was “Worried by the worsening relationship between the two arms of government, the Party had embarked on a series of consultations with the key actors aimed at resolving the growing impasse.
“The Party however warns that it would not hesitate to take appropriate action against any member whose utterances or behaviour is capable of jeopardizing the peace initiatives or further worsening the existing situation.”
The APC reiterated its commitment to ensure that the relationship between the two critical arms of government improves further.
It also commended the National Assembly leadership for its maturity and pre-disposition to have all the issues resolved as quickly as possible in the interest of the party and the nation as a whole.
It would be recalled that the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee recently met with the APC Caucus in the House of Representatives.
Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, the Party’s spokesman, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, said the APC National Chairman used the opportunity of the meeting to plead with members of the House of Representatives to continue to support the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, even in the face of some of the expressed grievances which may be considered as genuine.
Abdullahi also stressed that the APC would not support any member of the Party or anyone appointed on its platform to disrespect the legislative institution.

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