UPDATE: APC Crisis: Oyegun brokers peace deal with Saraki, Lawan

By Ayoola Mudasiru June 22, 2015 16:57

UPDATE: APC Crisis: Oyegun brokers peace deal with Saraki, Lawan

Senate President Bukola Saraki, Senator Ahmed Lawan and other Senators elected under the All Progressives Congress, APC, met at the home of the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Oyegun.

According to our sources, the meeting was to reconcile the warring factions in the party, the Unity Forum and the Senators of Like Minds group.

The meeting was also to reconcile Senator Bukola Saraki with the leadership of the APC, who had initially denounced him after he supposedly colluded with the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to facilitate his emergence as Senate President against the party’s wish.

The party had blessed Senator Ahmed Lawan for the position, but was outwitted by Saraki when most of Lawan’s supporters were stuck at the International Conference Centre, for a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, which never held.

Recall that a meeting Saraki was to have with the leadership of the APC after his emergence as Senate President was called off hours to the time.

At the close of the meeting, which lasted several hours, the trio of Saraki, Lawan and Oyegun, emerged, but failed to brief journalist at the venue.

It remains unclear the outcome of the meeting, if Lawan is ready to bury the hatchet, but all three men were unsmiling on their exit.

John Oyegun APC National Chairman

On the other hand, in what appeared to be a move to broker peace by the House of Representatives leadership, eye witnesses placed the Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and the Deputy Speaker Sulieman Yusuf Lasun leaving the private residence of the National Chairman in Abuja.

A source ‎close to Speaker denied any of such meetings saying that, “the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker are in their office right now, if the Speaker had a meeting with the Chairman then that is private”.

Earlier, ‎Oyegun had assured Nigerians that the party was working hard to‎ resolve the crisis that had rocked it in recent times, to pave the way for the fulfilment of its campaign promises to Nigerians.

“The party has reached out to all interested parties, and when the National assembly resumes next week, Nigerians will see one harmonious, happy APC family,” he had said.

“We owe it to our party, our teeming members and supporters and indeed all Nigerians who reposed so much confidence in us by voting us into office to quickly put the unfortunate incidents of the recent ‎past behind us and forge ahead‎.”