On Thursday in Abuja, Abdullahi Ganduje, APC chair, set up a nine-man committee to intervene in the impeachment crisis rocking the Ondo government.
Edwin Olofu, Mr Ganduje’s chief press secretary, announced this in a statement.
Since the return of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu after travelling abroad to treat a protracted illness, his deputy Lucky Aiyedatiwa has been fighting tooth and nail to keep his job as the Ondo parliament insists on removing him.
Mr Ganduje said the committee, which would be under the leadership of Aminu Masari, a former governor of Katsina, would also see to the peaceful reconciliation of all parties involved.
“The national secretariat of the party is really concerned about the unfortunate political situation in Ondo state, which, if not quickly averted, may lead to further disaffection among party faithful,” said Mr Ganduje.
He added, “Therefore, in order to avert the misunderstanding, and after critical observation of the situation, the national secretariat has decided to wade in. With a view to foster a better understanding that may likely lead to amicable resolution.”
Mr Ganduje assured the party members that the committee would interact and dialogue with all its stakeholders in the state based on mutual respect to find a lasting solution to the crisis.
He urged all parties to remain calm and to extend all the necessary cooperation and support to the Masari-led committee.