A crucial meeting will soon be holding between the governors and members of the national assembly elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress.
The state governors resolved to intervene in the internal party crisis manifesting at the National Assembly at a meeting they had with President Muhammadu Buhari which ended in the early hours of Wednesday.
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha who spoke to newsmen at the end of the meeting said the governors are concerned about the turn of events among APC members in the federal legislature which in his words is attempting to diminish the reasonable achievements recorded by the government within the short time it has been in place.
“We have resolved that we came from a party and our party’s views should be respected.
“So, we feel that there is the need for us to invite our senators and look more into the matter and see how we can all make peace.
“We believe that everyone should respect our party from which we all came from and for that reason, we have decided that we are going to invite our senators and rub minds with them.
“We are saying that there should not be a winner-takes-it-all; that we should carry everybody along and accommodate others as suggested by the party.”
Another governor who spoke to journalists was the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole. He said the members are not just a collection of individuals but united entity under one political party. He stressed that elected officers, the political party is supreme and not any individual.
“I think it is very clear at this point that the party has the responsibility to keep the system going, so we as progressive governors, we have listened to the President and we have discussed extensively and we are clear that the party’s position should be supported by the senators.
“This is the way it should be and we should start on a note of working closely. We as governors, we listen to the party, we expect our senators to also listen to the party.
A meeting of APC Senators on Tuesday ended in fiasco over disputes surrounding the appointment of other principal officers of the senate. Some members were reported to be opposed to the position of the party on distribution of offices across the geopolitical zones in the country.