Senate President, Ahmed Lawan has personally met President Muhammadu Buhari to ask him to rally the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on a mission to rescue the party from disintegration.
He said that the President as the leader, cannot afford to remain aloof in the face of the challenges facing the party, which said is the ruling party.
Senator Lawan, who spoke to newsmen today, June 21 after a private audience with the president at the presidential villa, Abuja said: “this is the ruling party of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, with the President, with the control of the National Assembly, with more governors than any other political party…the situation should not, must not be allowed to degenerate further than it has. And I believe that we must go into the constitution of our party and see how we are to address this but we must not allow this to continue as it is today.”
The Senate President stressed that the stability of APC is the stability of Nigeria, being the party that is running the affairs of the country.
“So, I believe that we have to sort this out and that will make our work even better and easier when we have a stable party. The party is supposed to be part of the apparatus of running government. We are supposed to run or operate or implement or execute the manifesto of the party. And therefore the party is so key, so central, so essential to ensuring that government, whether on the executive or legislative side, continues to face those issues in the manifesto and of course, the manifesto will be to make Nigeria better.
“So, I had the opportunity to discuss that with the president who is the leader of the party in Nigeria and by the grace of God, in the next few days, we will see that certain actions will be taken and we are praying that all our leaders in the party across the country will make every possible effort to get the party reconciled.”