Osinbajo meets APC tripartite consultative committee in Aso Rock

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo SAN chairs the tripartite committee consisting of the Executive, Legislative and APC Party Members with Senate President Ahmed Lawan, SGF Boss Mustapha, COS Prof Gambari, DSP Omo Agege and Attorney General Malami SAN in the State House, Abuja. March 31, 2021

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday, presided over the Tripartite Consultative Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), at the State House, Abuja.

The membership of the committee consists of the Executive, Legislative and some members of the APC.

Present at the meeting were the Senate President Ahmed Lawan, Secretary-General of the Federation, (SGF), Boss Mustapha, and the Chief of Staff, Prof Gambari.

Others include, Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo Agege and the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, SAN.

The President Muhamadu Buhari, at the inauguration of the Tripartite Consultative Committee of the Executive, Legislature and Leadership of the APC at the State House, late last year, said it was for amicable resolution of conflicts in the party through regular consultations will create more understanding.

The President also said the committee will enhance consultation within the governing political party, APC, and it will strengthen its internal democracy, and improve chances of winning elections.

“Let me welcome all of you to this first Consultative Committee of the APC, our members of the National Assembly and the Executive.

“Our party commands a clear majority in the Senate and the House of Representatives. The Vice-President, the distinguished Senate President, the Right Honourable Speaker and I all belong to APC and the working relationships between the Executive and the Legislative have been excellent so far. Our joint responsibility is to keep things that way and see where we can improve our communication and coordination.

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“But we must admit to ourselves that our party has been too often embroiled in bitter and on occasions, totally unnecessary squabbles costing us seats in legislative and gubernatorial elections. These never should have happened. We are here to make sure such occurrences do not happen again. We must now ensure regular consultations between the party and the Governments.’’

President Buhari urged members of the committee to further align objectives of the party and be alive to electoral promises, reminding party members of the need to always move the country forward.

“I am a firm believer in the doctrine of the Separation of Powers, which is fundamental to our constitutional democracy. But our practice should be harmonious checks and balances devoid of bitterness and petty rivalry,’’

President Buhari said he had great faith in the Consultative Committee to help improve governance and achievements of the party, assuring them of his support.

Members of the consultative committee are: Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, Chairman; Senate President, Ahmed Ibrahim Lawan; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase; Governor of Yobe State/Chairman, APC Caretaker Committee, Mai Mala Buni; Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Yahaya Abdullahi and House Majority Leader, Alhassan Ado Doguwa.

Others include: Attorney General/Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN; Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Gida Mustapha; Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim A. Gambari and Secretary, APC Caretaker Committee, Sen. Akpan Udoedehe.