Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has told the All Progressives Congress’ lawmakers in the National Assembly to accept the party’s superiority in the interest of democracy.
In his opening speech at the ongoing meeting of National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja, the nation’s capital, Buhari urged the party members to put whatever interest they have in their “pocket” and accept the supremacy of the party.
He said: “Whatever your personal interests, put them in your pocket. Let APC work. Let the system work.
“I appeal to you to accept the superiority of the party. I cannot confine myself in Sambisa Forest and refuse to participate in the meeting because I respect the superiority of the party”.
President Buhari’s statement is believed to be in connection with the wrangling in the National Assembly over the choice of principal officers.
At the meeting are the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, members of the National Working Committee of the party, the 22 APC Governors, APC State Chairmen and representatives from the zones.
The crisis rocking the ruling party, especially as it affects the National Assembly leadership, is expected to top talks at the NEC meeting.
It was gathered that the constitution of the party’s board of trustees, as approved by the National Working Committee, may also be discussed by the APC leaders.