Amidst the leadership crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress, APC, Chairman, Committee on Finance, Rt. Hon. James Abiodun Faleke has called for calm and President Muhamadu Buhari’s intervention.
Mr Faleke begged that those involved in the plot to forcefully remove the APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole to focus on major national issues and give peace a chance.
POLITICS NIGERIA recalls that Mr Oshiomhole was recently suspended following a court verdict last week.
In a brief statement obtained on Wednesday, Faleke urged the anti- Oshiomhole governors not to allow President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene in the matter.
The third term member of the green chamber said more than 80 per cent of House of Representatives members are with Oshiomhole and assured that plots to destabilise the APC “by detractors” will not succeed.
He added that there are major issues such as Boko Haram terrorist campaign, rising unemployment, kidnapping and similar vices which the governors should focus on, rather than dissipating energy to kick Oshiomhole out of office.
“More than 80 per cent of the House of Representative members are with the national chairman. I can tell you that what the detractors want for APC will not happen.
“What I expect is for all of us to give the President a very peaceful environment to operate. We have so much security issues bordering us now and I think that should be paramount in the minds of every governor or any member of this administration.
“The price of crude oil in the international market has just dropped from $57 a barrel used in our 2020 appropriation to $31.
This should give serious concern to some of the leaders and the governors whose main source of revenue that they come to share in Abuja every month is from Oil.
Without the revenue oil, all the programs of the state and nation will come to zero. Payment of salaries may no longer be visible,” his statement read.