APC BoT, NEC – SGF in Secret Consultation With Oyegun

By Onyebuchi Ezigbo

Abuja - The Secretary to the Government of Federation (SGF), Babachir David Lawal, on Tursday held a closed door meeting with the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun, over what party sources believed is related to the crucial meetings of the Board of Trustees (BoT) and National Executive Committee (NEC).

THISDAY gathered that among the contentious issues on the agenda are the election of the chairman of BoT and filling of the vacant seats of the National Working Committee (NWC).

There were strong indications that the SGF may have come to brief Oyegun and to interface with the NWC on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the crucial meeting of APC leaders scheduled for next week.

There were speculations over the fate of the national chairman following his sudden decision to proceed on a 10-day leave which Oyegun himself had debunked.

But yesterday's visit by the SGF which is the second in the last one week has sparked off further suspicion as to the intentions.

Lawal who visited the APC national secretariat last week Friday and had meeting with some national officers also held another round of meeting with the national chairman and Deputy National Chairman (South), Mr. Segun Oni. Yesterday's meeting lasted for an hour.

Oyegun had confirmed to journalists when he resumed Monday that the meetings of key organs of the APC will go on as scheduled.

"Yes, all the scheduled meetings of the party will run as planned, the caucus on the 21st, the BOT on the 22nd and NEC on the 24th. Everything will go as planned."

Oyegun also spoke of the party's plan to appoint a new spokesperson as well as replacement of vacant seats in the NWC, adding that arrangements have been concluded to put in motion, necessary congresses to nominate the spokesperson.

"I think that should be done very shortly. In fact the issue is getting somebody that can be as close as possible to the outstanding performance of the present minister of information, Lai Mohammed.

"I think that has been the issue. As a matter of fact if it means making adjustments somebody who is good is priority number one and you can make adjustments subsequently," he said.

Source: All Africa