Mr Yekini Nabena, an All Progressives Congress chieftain, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the hostilities between Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, the party’s immediate past National chairman, and Mr Adams Oshiomhole, its current national chairman.
He made the call in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja, in reaction to the ongoing war of words between Odigie-Oyegun and Oshiomhole.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that following the party’s challenges in Zamfara and some other states of the federation resulting from its mode of primaries ahead of the 2019 general elections, Oshiomhole and Odigie-Oyegun had been engaged in the blame game.
This particularly followed the upturning of the party’s electoral victory in Zamfara by the Supreme Court, and the losses it suffered in some states it previously controlled.
However, Nabena who is also the APC Deputy National Publicity Secretary, said the war of words between Odigie-Oyegun and Oshiomhole, was unnecessary, describing the development as a distraction that could weaken the party.
“Elections have been won and lost, high-level meetings such as National Caucus and the National Executive Committee are there to address party matters.
“I call on our respected leaders, particularly the current and immediate past national chairmen to end their public hostilities, particularly in the media,” he said.
Nabena said this was critical to ensure that the APC was focused on the important task of forming government at the state and federal levels, and to deliver on the Next Level mandate.