We have not refused to call NEC meeting-Oshiomhole

Timothy Choji, Abuja 

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National Chairman of the governing  All progressives Congress APC, Adams Oshiomhole says it is not true that the leadership of the party has refused to call a National Executive Council meeting NEC.
He stated this while addressing State House Correspondents late Thursday night, at the National Caucus meeting, held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The APC caucus was well attended and a lot of burning issues were considered.
“You know it’s a meeting of National Caucus. Basically, it is just to review the performance in the last elections, current issues, next year’s budget, and disciplinary issues. You know caucus is like an elders’ council to speak on a lot of things that we will discuss at NEC tomorrow (today).
“Failure to convene NEC meeting: There is no pressure. NEC meeting was scheduled like two months ago. We are just waiting for the day to come. It was fixed two months ago. And it is taking place tomorrow (today). Are you not aware of that?
“You are talking of what Mr Salihu Lukman said. That is his opinion. Even before he said that, this meeting has been fixed. It is normal to hold a meeting. We have a NEC meeting to look at our financial statements for previous year, budget for next year, issues that arose during and after the elections, and current outcomes of various cases that went to court; the one we won and the one we lost; going forward; issues in some States where we have disagreements and how to resolve the disagreements. I think that is it. And it went very well. And you can see the president sat all through the meeting.”
The caucus meeting took place ahead of today’s NEC meeting slated for the National headquarters of the party in Abuja.
Present at the caucus meeting were President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as well as Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and Speaker, House of Representatives Femi Gbajabiamila among others.

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