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APC peace talks over NASS crisis deadlocked

09 July 2015, 13:53

Abuja - Efforts by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to resolve the lingering leadership crisis in the House of Representatives have suffered yet another setback, reports Punch.

A meeting between the feuding factions of the lawmakers and an ad hoc reconciliation committee, chaired by Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, to resolve the crisis ended in a deadlock.

The two camps led by House Speaker, Yakubu Dogara and former Minority Leader, Femi Gbajabiamila respectively have remained adamant on their positions.

Also read: Gbajabiamila congratulates Dogara

The Dogara group shifted ground by conceding the position of House Majority Leader to the Gbajabiamila group, but with a proviso that it must not be filled by the South- West and the North-East that have already produced the Speaker and the Deputy Speaker.

Gbajabimaila group at its meeting with Tambuwal, had restated its stance that the decision of the APC on the allocation of the offices must stand.

The party had  zoned the the Majority Leader to the South-West; Deputy Leader to the North-West,; Chief Whip to North-East and Deputy Whip to  South-South.

Read more at Punch.

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