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APC reaches out to upset assembly members

08 June 2015, 10:56Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has appealed for calm amid grievances among its members in the incoming eighth National Assembly.

Officials said members might have been aggrieved after the emergence of the party's official candidates on Saturday.

APC National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, said it was “natural” for some members to be disappointed by the outcome of the straw poll that was conducted to select the party's official candidates, Ahmed Lawan for Senate President and Femi Gbajabiamila for Speaker of House of Representatives.

"However, we must put the interest of our party above personal interests and avoid a situation whereby any other candidates, apart from those picked by the party, will emerge as Senate President and House Speaker on Tuesday,” Buni said in Abuja.

"Any outstanding issues will be resolved by the party so we won't go into Tuesday's election with more than one candidate each for the two posts, Senate President and Speaker, House of Representatives," added Buni.

Also Read: APC endorses Gbajabiamila’s bid to become Speaker of Eighth Assembly

Buni said it would be “a shame” if, despite its majority in both chambers of the National Assembly, the APC was unable to produce a Senate President and a House Speaker of its choice.

APC’s secretary explained that its role in the entire business of ensuring a common front within the party ahead of Tuesday's election is that of an honest broker, saying its goal of ensuring that the party does not  go into the election with more than one candidate for each post has now been achieved.

“The party appeals to all aggrieved members to sheathe their swords and allow peace to reign, in the overall interest of not just the party but the entire nation,” Buni said.

This past weekend, the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) accused the APC of preoccupying itself with jostling for positions than addressing key national challenges.

- CAJ News

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