By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
Former governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima, has said the crisis rocking the senate caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been nipped in the bud.
Shettima on Sunday led some APC senators to a meeting with the party’s presidential candidate, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, in Abuja.
Speaking with journalists after the meeting, Shettima said Tinubu’s intervention has helped to address the pressing issues to ensure peace reigns among senators in the ruling party.
He said the senators are ready to work for the progress of the party in the 2023 elections.
“In a system where crises are almost inevitable, the maturity with which we handle our internal crisis, our internal dynamics will determine how far we can go.
“These senators are accomplished individuals in their own right, who have a lot of value-addition capabilities and we believe his (Tinubu) intercession will go a long way to avoid an implosion in the party.
“We had a very productive cross-pollination of ideas with our distinguish brothers and I believe we have succeeded in nipping in the bud whatever that is forthcoming,” he said.
Some APC senators recently defected to other political parties following the conclusion of the party’s primary elections.
The defectors alleged marginalisation, lack of internal democracy, and unfair treatment as part of the reasons they dumped the party.
Some of the senators who defected were seeking reelection but lost at the primaries.