The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed belief in the leadership of the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, after the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party passed a vote of confidence on him on Friday
The NEC passed the vote on Odigie-Oyegun, who has been under fire from party members to resign in its first meeting on Friday in Abuja.
The APC National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, announced the party’s decision while briefing newsmen about details of the NEC meeting.
The embattled chairman had repeatedly said that he did not take bribe to install the leadership of the 8th National Assembly.
”The National Legal Adviser of APC came to seek the approval of NEC as to certain categories of members who should be members of the Board of Trustees.
”The approval motion was moved and it was unanimously adopted, subsequently, the NEC and the governors passed a vote of confidence on the leadership of the party,” Mohammed said.
He said the NEC had also provided an enabling platform to look into the National Assembly logjam and that the meeting rose with two firm resolutions.
“The president of the Senate and the speaker also pledged to find lasting solution to the logjam, two points were unanimously agreed on today.
“One was the issue of party supremacy, it was agreed that the party should be supreme. Secondly, this government must work.
“It must deliver on its campaign promises and bring about the change the people of Nigeria want,” Mohammed said.
He admitted that there was a problem but emphasised that the NEC had provided an enabling environment to resolve the party issues.
“We have a problem and we must find the best way to resolve it, this house which is the APC, must not fall.
“The less we say about the logjam the better for the nation, let us dwell on issues that can move the country forward, bring about cohesion, not just in the party but in the polity.
“I cannot say yes or no that the Senate president and the speaker have been accepted because I will be pre-empting NEC but the party is working to resolve the crisis.”
President Buhari in his address to party members had asked them to live with the fact that the party was supreme and that their personal ambitions must not come before that of the party.