Buhari orders Reps to resolve crisis before plenary


President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday ordered the lawmakers of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), to resolve their differences ahead of resumption of today’s plenary.
The order follows the lack of consensus among the contending interests at the meeting convened by the President to resolve the crisis rocking the House of Representatives over its principal offices.
Similarly, the meeting of the Adams Oshiomole-led committee of the party to resolve a similar dispute on principal posts in the Senate failed to calm frayed nerves among the feuding senators of the APC.
Buhari had called for a peace meeting with the two factions in the lower legislative chamber led by Speaker Yakubu Dogara and his arch rival, Femi Gbajabiamila.
But the meeting, which lasted just 20 minutes, only succeeded in making the feuding lawmakers head for more meetings last night where it was hoped that a compromise could be reached before dawn.
Unable to find a middle ground in the impasse, Buhari urged the lawmakers to continue dialogue and gave them six hours to reach a resolution before resumption Tuesday.
Gbajabiamila, while speaking on the outcome of the meeting with Buhari, described it as a “family meeting”, insisting that by last night a comprise would have been reached.
“We are still talking. But I think this is the first time everybody is coming together in a cordial atmosphere.
“It is not about magic, this is a family that has come together and we are here to resolve the problem and we shall move ahead to resolve the issue this evening,” he said.
APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, while also speaking on the outcome of the meeting, said: “You will be very surprised that a lot was achieved in 20 minutes.”
According to him, there was a compromise as stakeholders came out of the meeting smiling.
He said: “I have a feeling that …Read More

Source:: New Mail