- The All Progressives Congress (APC) is making efforts to reconcile its members
- The party has been meeting with key members of the party
- Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara says the party has made some mistakes
Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has admitted that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has made some mistakes that must be addressed, Daily Trust reports.
Dogara made the comment yesterday, December 14 after at the APC secretariat in Abuja after a meeting with the party’s national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and members of the National Working Committee (NWC).
His words: “We are all united as a family in the APC. We looked at the challenges facing the party and we were able to fashion out ways by which we can address those challenges.
“If you don’t expect mistakes, you will be dealing with a situation. You will have a situation where ghosts will be taking charge. As long as it is human institution, where human beings are involved, no human being is perfect.
“In a situation where you don’t have perfection, certainly, there will be mistakes. There are plenty mistakes and we will not run away from them. If we think that we should have a party that will not have challenges or problems or crisis, you are just deceiving yourself.
“You can’t put the party in an autopilot as it were and expect that it will run on its own. We looked at all those areas and some of the family issues which you cannot bring to public glare. But as sons of the party, we have been able to look at those areas and I can assure you that we have trashed them.”
On his part, Oyegun, said the meeting was necessary to assess the party’s performance at all levels and arms of government.
“We are going to two years in government. It is high time that we sat down, asked ourselves questions, ponder whether we are moving in the right direction, discuss serious issues and where necessary, make corrections that are considered expedient,” he told reporters.
Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that its factional chairman, Ali Modu Sheriff, is an agent of the APC.
"We maintain that Sheriff and his co-travelers are agents of the APC.
We insist that they are paid agents of the ruling party to destabilize our great party, the PDP; as it is evident that they are all profiting from the unwarranted conflict,” the PDP said in a statement.