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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Saraki, Lawan, Dogara, Gbajabiamila resolve differences

The leadership cri­sis rocking the National Assem­bly has been re­solved , All Progressives Congress(APC) gover­nors announced yester­day.
Speaking after a mara­thon meeting between the governors and all parties in the National Assembly crisis, Imo State Gover­nor and Chairman of APC Governors’ Forum Chief Rochas Okorocha, said the parties have agreed to work together.
Present at the meeting include, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, House of Representatives Speak­er, Hon Yakubu Dogara, Sen Ahmed Lawan, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, Hon Pally Iriase , scores of sen­ators and Reps members and all APC governors.

It was the first time all the warring parties in­volved in the National As­sembly crisis would meet since the crisis broke out.
Addressing newsmen, elated Okorocha said, “We are aware that the nation has been waiting patient­ly for the outcome of this peace move. I am happy to announce to all of you that peace at the National As­sembly is at sight. We have had discussion and we have all agreed to accept peace, so you will not see any more disagreements as in the past. Peace has returned to our party.
“Both the Senate Presi­dent, the Speaker, Senator Ahmed Lawan and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila will work together for the unity of the National Assembly and the progress of our par­ty. By next week, we will give you the details of this our peace arrangement but so far, so good”.
Pressed to give details of the agreement between the two camps in the two cham­bers , Okorocha declined insisting that the party will announce the terms of the agreement soon.
However, a Rep mem­ber who was at the meet­ing claimed that it was agreed that Gbajabiamila will be named the Major­ity Leader. He said: “Some concessions were made by the parties. What is certain as regards the House is that Gbajabiamila will be the Majority Leader”.
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