President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan has been dropped by the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as the Chairman of the National Reconciliation Committee.
Recall that Lawan was appointed in December 2019 to lead a 10-member committee, saddled with the responsibilities of resolving the crisis in the party, but the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki’s loyalists rejected the committee.
The APC, in its new list, replaced Lawan with the former Interim National Chairman of the party Bisi Akande.
In a statement issued on Monday, by the National Publicity Secretary of the party, Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party did not offer any explanation why the Senate President’s name was removed in the new committee.
Issa-Olu said that the committee was mandated to address grievances of party members across the country and resolve existing conflicts, all with a view to fostering oneness, strengthen the party for better governance and ensure unity of purpose within the party.
According to him, “President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have reviewed the membership of the party’s National Reconciliation Committee.”
The 12-member committee would be chaired by Akande, while Senator John Enoh would serve as the Secretary.
Other members are; Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, Governor of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola; Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi; Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, Hon. Idris Wase; Sen. Umaru Tanko Al-Makura; Sen. Kashim Shettima; Minister of State for Environment, Mrs. Sharon Ikeazor; Alhaji Nasiru Aliko Koki; Sen. Khairat Gwadabe-Abdulrazak; and Senator Binta Garba.
The committee would be inaugurated today, Tuesday at the APC National Secretariat.