APC Crisis: Tambuwal Fails To Broker Peace Between Dogara, Gbajabiamila

APC Crisis: Tambuwal Fails To Broker Peace Between Dogara, Gbajabiamila

Femi Falana, Femi Gbajabiamila
Femi Gbajabiamila

Efforts to restore peace to the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) appears not to be making headway.

It would be recalled that after the NEC meeting of the APC, the APC governors set-up a committee to resolve issues between the warring factions of the All Progressive Congress. The committee is chaired by former speaker of the House of Representatives and now Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tabuwal.

According to Punch, the speaker of the house, Yakubu Dogara offered Femi Gbajabiamila, the chairmanship position of the Ad hoc committee on constitution amendment in exchange for Majority of the house, with a view to rationalizing positions amongst the six Geo-political zones in the house, considering that the deputy speaker, Lasun, is also from the south-west.

The heavily funded Ad Hoc committee which ordinarily, should be chaired by the deputy speaker of the house, is saddled with the responsibility of amendment of the 1999 Constitution and reviewing the report of the 2014 National Conference.

The Punch gathered that the committee gets an estimated yearly funding of about N1bn, the committee would spend around N4bn between 2015 and 2019.

It was also gathered that to make this possible, the house would have to amend it laws, to enable the house to give the responsibility to Femi Gbajabiamila as part of effort to resolve the crisis in the House.

Investigations reveal that Gbajabiamila rejected the offer asking Dogara to obey the party position on his emergence of deputy speaker of the house.

The former minority leader of the house told Aminu Tambuwal in a meeting on Sunday, July 5, 2015, that the Onus is on Dogara to obey the APC on the issue.


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