Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar yesterday held a closed door meeting with the national chairman and other officials of the APC at the national headquarters of the party in Abuja where he urged them to address “deepening crisis”.
Though details of the meeting were not made public, competent sources said Atiku was at the APC national headquarters to rob minds with the leadership on how to address some national issues affecting the integrity of the party.
A source close to the meeting said, “You know it very well that Atiku had not been at the secretariat for a very long time. He was here partly to see how the APC will rise up and find solution to the protracted misunderstanding between the Presidency and the National Assembly.
“In deed, he was worried by the happenings in the Senate, occasioned by the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as well as the last week’s untoward happenings in the Senate. This is all I can say,” the source, who does not want to named, said.
Another source said Atiku wanted the APC leadership “to live up to its biddings” of calling any member to order, especially on matters that affect the integrity of the party.
“To greater extent, the APC is still living like an opposition instead of a ruling party, there is deepening crisis and serious leaders must talk, Nigerians are complaining,” he said.
“The fight between Senator Dino Melaye and Senator Remi Tinubu is a serious minus to the APC as a party, we can’t continue living in denial that the APC house is not in order and Nigerians are watching,” he added.
Atiku, who was accompanied by Adamawa State Governor Muhammad Bindow Jibrilla, to the APC secretariat, was received by the national chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.