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Published On: Fri, Jul 24th, 2015

APC Summon Dogara, As Lasun Set To Step Down


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Hon. Yakubu Dogara

Hon. Yakubu Dogara

The governing All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday summoned the Speaker of the House of Representative, Yakubu Dogara and his deputy Yusuf Suleiman Lasun, as part of efforts making to resolve the leadership crisis at the National Assembly.

It was however gathered that the deputy Speaker may have agreed to step down for the party candidate so as to allow peace to reign at the 8th Assembly.

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Hon Lasun who came to the party secretariat around 12pm in company of his governor, Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state, held a closed door meeting with the party National Working Committee (NWC) led by its chairman, John Odigie Oyegun.

The ruling APC has been swimming in crisis water following the controversial emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as Senate President and Hon. Yakubu Dogara as Speaker, House of Representative respectively, contrary to the choice of some leaders of the party.

Both Saraki and Dogara, had on June 9th 2015, defied the directive of the party by contesting the senate presidency and the speakership against the wish of APC which had prefer Senator Hammed Lawan as Senate President and Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as Speaker.

Sources at the national Secretariat yesterday confided in journalists that the South-west APC which is still loyal to the national leader of the party, Bola Hammed Tinubu, had agreed to sacrifice hon. Lasun’s position, which the source added that Dogara led caucus had also consented to.

To this end, the Osun state governor, Rauf Aregbesola were however, sent to persuade Hon. Lasun to agree stepping down.

Both the governor, Dogara and hon. Lasun who were not in their best look after the meeting refused to speak with reporters when approached.

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