As the lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Thursday engaged in a free-for-all fight over the sharing of principal offices by the APC, it has been revealed that president Buhari will not intervene in the crisis just yet. This was made known by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
Speaking on Channels TV Sunrise program,he insisted that Buhari would not intervene in the leadership crisis until the APC state governors asked him to do so.
“When the governors met with the President, they told him that ‘we are the leaders in our states and we have influence over all of these senators. They come from our places and from us and we can handle it.’ “The President will step into the crisis at the point when the governors say they can no longer fix it.”
Yesterday, aggrieved APC members took to physical comb at after the speaker ofthe house failed to name the principal officers authorized in the letter by the party .. They tore each other’s clothes, threw punches, and shouted on top of their voices. Many chanted “Dogara, Dogara”, “Give us our leaders”, “Party is supreme’’, “PDP, power”, “APC, change” and “APC, shame”
Some members, led by a lawmaker from Sokoto State, Mr. Balarabe Salame, attempted to snatch the mace, but the Sergeant-at-Arms and other lawmakers quickly rescued the authority symbol of the legislative House and deposited same in the Speaker’s office.