Embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun yesterday held a close-door meeting with the party’s States Chairmen at the party’s national secretariat Abuja.
Though none of the participants at the meeting publicly commented on what was discussed, however, a source at the meeting said the impromptu meeting was preemptive on the part of the national chairman to win the states’ chairmen to his side first in order to forestall alleged moves by those who want him (Oyegun) out from getting to the chairmen first.
The APC national chairman has been under severe attacks from party members over poor handling of the National Assembly leadership and the crisis it generated.
Oyegun had supported an APC mock election for the Senate President and Speaker House of Representatives that produced Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon Femi Gbajabiamila respectively. These two failed to clinch the leadership at the floor of the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively.
The APC state chairmen, after their meeting with the National chairman proceeded to the National Assembly to interface with the APC legislators.
A source from the office of the National Chairman revealed that the chairmen have resolved to align with the President Muhammdu Buhari and the APC national chairman on their position on the National Assembly by recognizing the present leadership.
Meanwhile, the APC members from Delta State have been summoned to the party National Secretariat in Abuja by the party leadership on the crisis of leadership tussle.
The stakeholders meeting, which had in attendance 45 APC members from Delta State was presided over by the Deputy National Chairman (South), Engr. Segun Oni.
The meeting according to an inside source was centered on how to resolve the state chairmanship tussle between Chief Adolor Okotibo and Prophet Jones Erue. The two have divided the party in the state.
The source said that Prophet Erue had won the party chairmanship in the state and the Chief Okotie Ebo had disagreed on the outcome of the congress and since has been fighting against that. He had gone to court to obtain injunction.
“The national party headquarters is trying to see how to resolve the leadership crisis in the state”, the source stated.
Those who attended the meeting included: Chief Frank Kokori, Mr. Festus Keyamo, Hon. Tarry Hariman and Senator Francis Okpozo.
However, some members of the Delta State APC who came for the meeting and were disallowed entranced were angry with the national leadership of the party.


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