Governors elected under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have urged Senators and House of Representatives members of the party to obey the party.
THE NATION reports that the Governors made the comment after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari over the leadership tussle in the National assembly.
Speaking on behalf of the Governors after the meeting, Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole said, ”Basically what we are saying is that the senators should adopt the position of the party. We were all elected on the platform of the party. We are not just a collection of individuals. We are a political party and when the party has spoken we must listen.
”Otherwise if it was a game of individuals like golf then individuals can go their ways. I think it is very clear at this point that the party has the responsibility to keep the system going. So we as progressive governors we have listened to the president and we have discussed extensively and we are clear that the party’s position should be supported by the senators. This is the way it should be and we should start on a note of working closely,” he said.
”We as governors, we listen to the party and we expect our senators to also listen to the party. We are going to call them and tell them this is it and explain our reasons. We can’t continue to allow individuals to…it is about party supremacy, ” he said
The APC is said to be backing Senator Ahmad Lawan from North-East as the Senate Majority Leader, Senator George Akume from North-Central as the Deputy Majority Leader, Senator Olusola Adeyeye from South-West as the Senate Chief Whip and Senator Abu Ibrahim from North-West as the Deputy Chief Whip.