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APC crisis: Shettima leads Southwest committee to meet Osinbajo

By Ahmed Abu, The Nigerian Voice, Maiduguri
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Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima on Monday led to the presidential villa, members of a national peace and reconciliation committee, set up by the All Progressives Congress to reconcile aggrieved members in southwest geo-political zone‎, for a consultative meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.

Governor of Kaduna State, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai, former Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Professor Modupe Adelabu, D-G of NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside and Barrister Sa'ida Sa'ad Bugaje who are members of the committee attended the meeting which lasted more than one hour inside the meeting room of the Vice President's office in Abuja.

Shettima's spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau, who attended the meeting as coordinator of the committee's secretariat, said the committee thought it wise to hold a consultative meeting with Osinbajo who is the highest public office holder from the southwest.

"The meeting was part of ongoing consultations and hearings from specific leaders and members of the APC from the southwest. ‎The Vice President gave an insightful overview of his understanding of the issues in each of the six States of Lagos, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo with thoughts of possible ways out. The committee members will be meeting other specific leaders in each of the states to get varried positions so as to be equipped with facts. The committee will on Wednesday, make public invitations to give sufficient notice for aggrieved members to appear during the committee's sittings in Lagos, Ekiti and Oyo States to hear submissions from the six States that will be paired for each day's sitting" Gusau said.

Two members of the committee, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos and former Senate President, Ken Nnamani were not at the meeting with the Vice President.