Ahead of 2019 general elections, and in recognition of cracks within the All Progressives Congress (APC), the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party on Tuesday met with a delegation of the leadership of the House of Representatives.
Speaker Yakubu Dogara, who led the Reps delegation to the meeting in Abuja on Tuesday, disclosed while speaking with journalists after the meeting, that APC leadership has made several mistakes but are on the process of addressing them.
According to Dogara, the party will only be deceiving itself to think mistakes had not been made when plenty of such mistakes are glaring.
The House of Reps delegation included the Deputy Speaker Yusuf Lasun, the House Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila and the Majority Whip, Alhassan Ado-Dogowa, while the NWC was led by APC Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
“Very frank exchanges took place during this first impactful and engaging meeting with stakeholders of the party and we discussed quite a lot of issues including the relationship between the leadership and the executive, the relationship of the leadership of the National Assembly with the executive all in a bid to fashion out ways by which we can face the future.
“We are all united as a family in the APC. We also looked at the challenges facing the party and we were able to fashion out ways by which we can address those challenges.
“If you don’t expect mistakes you will be dealing with a situation, you will have a situation where ghosts will be taking charge. As long as it is a human institution where human beings are involved, no human being is perfect. In a situation where you don’t have perfection, certainly, there will be mistakes,” Dogara said.
Odigie-Oyegun-led leadership of the APC had also last week held a similar meeting with the leadership of the Senate, led by Senate President Bukola Saraki.
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