Oyegun Meets APC Senators
The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun has met with senators elected under the platform of the party.
Oyegun met with the APC senators during their caucus meeting on Wednesday at the National Assembly.
Oyegun attended the meeting with members of the APC National Working Committee.
When asked what his mission was, Oyegun said he came to commiserate with the Senate on the death of Senator Ali Wakili.
He also said it was part of the move to ensure that the party emerges victorious in the 2019 elections.
Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, in his opening remarks said the meeting was scheduled after a request by the National Working Committee.
“Today, we are receiving the National Chairman of the party and other members of the National Working Committee in the National Assembly, particularly in the senate. The National Chairman requested last week that the National Working Committee of our party will like to meet the senate APC caucus and we have chosen today as that day to interact with our party.
“We believe that this meeting is important and will go a long way in addressing important and key issues in our party. We believe that we can have more of this to make this party better and stronger.
“I pray that this meeting produces very positive and progressive outcome that will show us better ways of managing our party and even our government. This meeting will afford us the opportunity to talk to our leaders on any issue that we feel strongly and seriously about and therefore we shouldn’t lose this opportunity.”
Part of issues Oyegun may wish to discuss with the senators is the recent confrontations in the Senate over the adoption of the amendments to the Electoral Act.
The amendments split the Senate into two factions; pro-Buhari senators who are opposed to the re-arrangement of the election sequence and pro-Saraki senators who want the rearrangement.
The two factions are still in the process of garnering support for their different positions to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s veto on the bill.FOR MORE FRESH STORIES, DOWNLOAD BOUNCE NEWS APP HERE