Gombe APC Crisis: Reconciliation committee meets Gov Inuwa Yahaya, party stakeholders

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Gombe APC Crisis: Reconciliation committee meets Gov Inuwa Yahaya, party stakeholders

The National Reconciliation Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) had a long-night meeting on Friday with the Governor of Gombe State, Inuwa Yahaya and other party stakeholders in the state.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the meeting is a result of the petition submitted to the committee over the party’s congresses by Senator Danjuma Goje (APC-Gombe Central).

Chairman, APC Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, had in October inaugurated a nine-member committee under the Chairmanship of Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC-Nasarawa West).

After the inauguration, the committee was mandated to reconcile aggrieved members of the party sequel to the outcome of the party’s congresses.

Speaking at a news conference shortly after the meeting, Adamu said that the committee received one petition in the state, and the committee had a mandate to reconcile any perceived misunderstanding, grudges, conflict in the party, adding that unity among the members remained paramount to the party.

The Chairman said the committee had been on course in ensuring that every member was given a fair hearing in the interest of the unity of the party.

He said that Goje was approached and he gave the committee reason for not attending the meeting.

“We have listened very carefully to the government and the party. This government is our government.

“What we do always is to start with what we know and go searching for what we don’t know.

“We have listened to the complaints against the party which is in government because it is illogical for one to want to clap with one hand.

“You must clap with two hands if you want to be heard clapping; we will meet Goje, notwithstanding the fact, the petitioner who didn’t turn up in the hearing of the petition.”

The Chairman said that in the interest of fair hearing, the committee would give an opportunity to Goje having listened to the government and afterwards advise the party on the way out.

He expressed confidence that APC in Gombe was “strong and alive,” stressing that any grievances in the party would not be left unattended and resolved quickly.

Also speaking, Yahaya said that the party would continue to grow stronger because “we are united, one big family that is focused on delivering on all demands of our party followers.”

The Chairman was together with the other five members of the committee during the meeting, while the remaining four members were absent due to some compelling engagements.

Adamu said the absent members include, Minister of Special Duties and former Benue State Governor, George Akume; former Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime.

Others are a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and a former deputy governor of Lagos State, Oluranti Adebule.

The reconciliation meeting which commenced on Thursday, lasted for three-hour late-night,  with the state APC Chairman, two serving senators and members of the House of Representatives, party elders and other party dignitaries in attendance.

Gombe APC Crisis: Reconciliation committee meets Gov Inuwa Yahaya, party stakeholders

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