Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called on APC members to
come together and resolve the issues they’ve been having following the
recent crises in the National Assembly.
In a statement released this evening, Atiku who is currently in Saudi
Arabia for the lesser Hajj said it is time for members of the party to stop
the blame game and work together for the unity, cohesion and harmony
of the party.
He added that he is concerned that after winning the elections, APC is
now engulfed in internal crises.
Read the statement below:-
Former Vice President and chieftain of APC, Atiku Abubakar has urged
leaders of the APC to shift from extreme positions to a centrist one for
the interest of democracy and the party, the new administration and the
country at large.
The counsel of the former Vice President comes against the backdrop of
the APC NEC meeting in Abuja on Friday, 3 July.
A statement released by his media office in Abuja on Thursday, 2 July
quoted the former Vice President as calling for the concentration of
positive energies on building unity, cohesion and harmony among party
leaders and other stakeholders.
“We can resolve our differences when our leaders individually and
collectively shift ground from extreme positions and move to the centre
in the interest of our party and our country.”
Atiku, who is unavoidably outside the country to perform Lesser Hajj
(Umrah) in Saudi Arabia, said that he is deeply concerned that, soon after
capturing power, the APC is torn apart at a time more energy are needed
to attend to the objectives of the change agenda for which it was voted
The former Vice President said it was high time the party overcame its
current crisis of confidence arising from the National Assembly election
of principal officers.
He explained that the current blame games targeted at individuals was an
unnecessary diversion of energies at the expense of the urgency of the
mission of the party to make life better for Nigerians.
According to the former Vice President, the vilification of individual
party leaders and members in the face of challenges facing the country
was painful to him, adding that the party should learn the lessons and
While restating his commitment to the party and its change agenda, the
former Vice President advise the party leaders not to allow people of bad
faith to fuel division and acrimony among the party, adding that all
positive energies should be directed towards sustaining the morale of the
voters who look forward to the APC to make their lives better.
He reminded party leaders that any division could be exploited at the
expense of the party. He extended his goodwill to the party for successful
deliberations and assured the party of continued support and loyalty at all
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