The All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up six committees to help resolve the crises from its primaries across the country. Each committee represents a geopolitical zone.
Backstory: This development follows a series of contentious primary elections across several states and several calls for the resignation of the party chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
Oshiomhole aannounced the formation of the committees on Monday while addressing journalists after a meeting of the party’s National Working Committee.
The committees are each headed by a state governor from a different zone and are all expected to work towards resolving the crises in affected states within the regions.
Some of the governors heading the committees include Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano, Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo and Rauf Aregbesola of Osun.
“First, we set up six committees that will visit each of the geopolitical zones to listen and to help sort out local issues arising from the primaries in the respective states,” Oshiomhole said.
According to Oshiomhole, the committee members were chosen because of their influence and ability to persuade.
Oshiomhole is convinced that the APC is doing better than other parties despite its size.
He said, “We are even happy that given the size of our party, across the 36 states, maybe two or three issues, most of which are already being resolved. You should compare that to a small party like SDP, where they are in court over who is the appropriate presidential candidate or you compare PDP which has two governorship candidates in their states. I believe we are still ahead, in terms of internal peace”
Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party’s national publicity secretary released a statement with the names of members of these committees.
He said the national chairman will inaugurate the committees on Wednesday.