The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Oyegun, says that the party was working round the clock to resolve the crisis rocking the APC.
In a statement issued in Abuja, Oyegun said the party had reached out to all interested parties, and that when the National Assembly resumes next week, Nigerians would see one harmonious, happy APC family.
“We owe it to our party, our teeming members and supporters and indeed all Nigerians who reposed so much confidence in us by voting us into office to quickly put the unfortunate incidents of the recent past behind us and forge ahead,” he said.
Oyegun also defended the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who is being vilified in his home state of Kwara State for signing the statement conveying the party’s reaction to the election of former Kwara State Governor Bukola Saraki as Senate president.
According to the APC chairman, Mohammed’s statement was issued with the knowledge and consent of the party, hence it would be wrong for anyone to make him a sacrificial lamb for carrying out his party responsibilities.
“The party is aware that its National Publicity Secretary has been grossly misunderstood by virtually everyone, especially in his state, just because he carried out his duty by signing the said statement by the party.
“At a personal risk and putting the party’s interest above his own, he issued that statement which reflected the position of the party at that particular time. The party is solidly behind him, and it will be wrong for anyone to interpret the statement as representing his personal opinion,” the APC Chairman said.