Abuja – The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, has called on all aggrieved groups in the National Assembly debacle to embrace compromise.
Odigie-Oyegun spoke to newsmen at the party’s National Secretariat in Abuja on Thursday on efforts made by the party to reconcile aggrieved parties.
He further urged the parties to sheathe their swords in the interest of the party in particular and Nigeria in general.
“For me, I think that there is no other way to resolve the conflict other than for all of us to accept compromise.
“It is only when we lose face that we can move forward,’’ he said.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that there had been divisions in the party as it rejected the leaders chosen by lawmakers.
The party members, who believed in the supremacy of APC in the choice of the leadership of the National Assembly, rejected the leaders chosen by lawmakers who thought otherwise.
Therefore, all has not been well in the party since the swearing-in of Sen. Bukola Saraki and Rep. Yakubu Dogara, as the Senate President and Speaker, respectively.
Saraki and Dogara had on June 9, defied APC’s directives by contesting their current positions as the party favoured Sen. Ahmed Lawan as Senate President and Rep. Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker, respectively.
Also, letters sent to both chambers by the party as regards its choice for other principal officers were rebuffed as all the party’s candidates were not chosen.