President Muhammadu Buhari has asked leaders of the All Progressives Congress to quickly resolve the internal crisis within the party and focus on bringing the change for which the party was voted into power.
The President who made clear his position that the party should be supreme in guiding the activities of its members asked the leaders of the APC to avoid disappointing Nigerians.
Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, said in a statement that the President spoke while addressing members of the National Executive Committee of the APC in Abuja.
Buhari warned that having won the battle of the last general elections, the APC now runs the risk of losing the “war” for party unity and internal cohesion.
The President was unequivocal on his his belief in the supremacy of the APC’s change pact with Nigerians over the personal ambitions of its members.
Adesina quoted him to have said, “As human beings, we are not perfect, but let us do our best to eventually win this ‘war’ so that we can get on with the urgent task of delivering on our electoral promises to the nation.”
The president, while tracking back the history of the APC from pre-merger talks to electoral victory, the President urged APC members to put their personal ambitions aside and resolve their current differences for the good of the party and the nation.
Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, according to the statement, earlier told the gathering that President Buhari opted to attend the NEC meeting at the APC Secretariat, instead of the Presidential Villa as a way of lifting the spirit of the party members with his presence at the secretariat.