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APC lifts suspension of deputy national chairman, vice-chairman. Is the ruling party on course for real reconciliation?



The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (NWC) on Tuesday lifted the suspension on the party’s Deputy National Chairman (North), Sen. Lawal Shuaibu, and National Vice Chairman (North), Inuwa Abdulkadir.

The party National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, who disclosed this after the party’s NWC meeting in Abuja, said the decision was taken in the spirit of reconciliation.

The duo were suspended over alleged anti-party activities.

He said: “In the spirit of reconciliation, the NWC sat and reviewed the case of the Deputy National Chairman (North), Senator Lawal Shuaibu, and areas where we felt he offended the system, which led to the suspension and decided in the new spirit to lift the suspension.

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“In the same spirit also, we reviewed the case of the National Vice Chairman (North), Inuwa Abdulkadir, who was suspended and we have also lifted it. I am sure that with what we have done the opposition will be disappointed.”

Although APC has lifted the suspension of Shuaibu and Abdulkadir, the ruling party’s crisis is far from being resolved.

Several members of the party are still up in arms against the party leadership.

However, the NWC decision to lift the duo’s suspension may be the beginning of the party’s journey to total and real reconciliation.

With the Edo and Ondo State governorship elections coming up later in the year it would be in the overall interest of the APC to approach these elections as a united and a formidable party.

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