Executive/legislative face-off: APC meets Senate caucus Tuesday

The All Progressives Congress has threatened to deal with any of its members whose conduct threatens the ongoing peace initiatives aimed at resolving the feud between the executive and legislative arms of government.

The party’s leadership also announced its intention to meet with the members of the APC Senate caucus on Tuesday as part of the efforts to broker peace between the two arms of government.

This was contained in a statement signed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, in Abuja, on Sunday.

He explained that the party’s National Working Committee was worried about the ongoing rift between the two arms of government and was determined to broker peace.

While commending the executive arm for setting up a committee to look into the issues, the party threatened to deal with any member whose conduct and utterances jeopardised the peace process.

The statement partly read: “Following the All Progressives Congress’ resolve to intervene in the ongoing rift between the executive and the National Assembly, the APC National Working Committee will on Tuesday, April 4, meet with the party’s caucus of the Senate.

“Ahead of the Tuesday meeting with the Senate, the party expresses its happiness with the committee set up by President Muhammadu Buhari to re-examine the executive’s relationship with the National Assembly.

“The party considers the committee headed by the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, as a step in the right direction, which demonstrates President Buhari’s recognition of the paramount importance of the legislative institution in a democracy.”

The statement also said the party was ‘worried by the worsening relationship between the two arms of government’, adding that the party had embarked on a series of consultations with key actors towards resolving the growing impasse.

It said, “The party, however, warns that it will not hesitate to take appropriate action against any member whose utterances or behaviours are capable of jeopardising the peace initiatives or further worsening the existing situation.”

The APC reiterated its commitment to ensure that the relationship between the two critical arms of government improved further.

It also commended the National Assembly leadership for its maturity and predisposition to have all the issues resolved as quickly as possible in the interest of the party and the nation as a whole.


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