Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday was at the national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abuja, where he held a closed door meeting with the national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and other officials of the governing party.
The former vice president, who was accompanied on the visit by his state governor, Jibrilla Bindow, was received by Mr. Odigie-Oyegun.
Although details of the meeting was not made public, it was learnt that Mr. Abubakar urged the party’s leadership to address “deepening crisis”.
Competent sources said the Turakin Adamawa, who has deliberately stayed away from the national secretariat of the APC, used the occasion of Monday’s visit to feel the pulse of the leadership on some national issues affecting the integrity of the party.
A source close to the meeting said, “You know it very well that Atiku had not been at the secretariat for a very long time. He was here partly to see how the APC will rise up and find solution to the protracted misunderstanding between the Presidency and the National Assembly.
“In deed, he was worried by the happenings in the Senate, occasioned by the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as well as the last week’s untoward happenings in the Senate. This is all I can say”, the source, who does not want to be named, said.
Another source said he wanted the APC leadership “to live up to its biddings” of calling any member to order, especially on matters that affect the integrity of the party.
“To greater extent, the APC is still living like an opposition instead of a ruling party, there is deepening crisis and serious leaders must talk, Nigerians are complaining”, he said.
“The fight between Senator Dino Melaye and Senator Remi Tinubu is a serious minus to the APC as a party, we can’t continue living in denial that the APC house is not in order and Nigerians are watching”, he added.