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APC crisis: Buhari takes over peace process



As the All Progressives Congress crisis deepens , President Muhammadu Buhari has taken over the process of restoring the confidence of aggrieved members of the party.
A top – ranking member of the party’ s National Working Committee confirmed the development to one of our correspondents in Abuja on Sunday .

He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media on the issue.
The source said , “ The President has chosen a different approach this time ; he is meeting with the aggrieved persons directly so that he can deal with the situation .

“ As you know , some of our party people go to tell him things and only the aggrieved can say what level of injustice they suffered . He even met with a delegation of aggrieved party members from Bauchi yesterday . ”

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity , Garba Shehu , confirmed this development in an interview with one of our correspondents in Abuja, on Sunday .

Shehu spoke amidst media reports that Buhari had set up a five -man committee to look into the post- primaries crises and advise him accordingly.

Media reports had it that the committee had since submitted its report to the President and that he ( the President ) would be meeting some critical stakeholders on Tuesday .

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Although he did not give details of Buhari ’ s intervention , Shehu said the President was “ deeply and directly involved ” in the efforts aimed at ensuring peace in the party .

The presidential spokesman added that Buhari ’ s involvement was evident in some of his recent activities .

He said , “ The President is aware of the urgency of the situation ( the APC post -primaries crises ) and he is dealing with the matter headlong .

“ He is directly and deeply involved in how to resolve the issue as can be seen from his activities lately . ”