2019: Osinbajo, El-Rufai, Shettima, Peterside, others meet over APC crisis

The Governor of Borno State, Kashim Shettima has led members of a
national peace and reconciliation committee of the All Progressives
Congress, APC, to the Presidential Villa.

Shettima led the committee, which was set up to reconcile aggrieved
members in the Southwest geo-political zone‎, to a consultative
meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday.

Members of the committee that attended the meeting were: Governor of
Kaduna State, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai; former Deputy Governor of Ekiti
State, Professor Modupe Adelabu; Director-General of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku
Peterside; and Barrister Sa'ida Sa'ad Bugaje.

The meeting lasted more than one hour inside the meeting room of the
Vice President in Abuja.

Malam Isa Gusau, the spokesperson of Governor Shettima, who attended
the meeting as coordinator of the committee's secretariat, told
reporters that the committee thought it wise to hold a consultative
meeting with Osinbajo who is the highest public office holder from the

"The meeting was part of ongoing consultations and hearings from
specific leaders and members of the APC from the southwest. ‎

"The Vice President gave an insightful overview of his understanding
of the issues in each of the six States of Lagos, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo,
Osun and Oyo with thoughts of possible ways out.

"The committee members will be meeting other specific leaders in each
of the states to get varried positions so as to be equipped with

"The committee will on Wednesday, make public invitations to give
sufficient notice for aggrieved members to appear during the
committee's sittings in Lagos, Ekiti and Oyo States to hear
submissions the six States that will be paired for each day's
sitting," Gusau said.

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