The internal wranglings within the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) was the reason for the meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party which had President Muhammadu Buhari and other party leaders in attendance.
However, leaders of the party from the South-west, including the former Lagos state governor, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, pioneer interim national Chairman of APC, Chief Bisi Akande and the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo.
The meeting however got underway this morning with the President warning party stalwarts against getting involved in unnecessary in- fighting that might cost it the hard-earned victory.
Buhari, who spoke passionately Buhari said the party may have won the battle but risk losing the war if the current squabbles were not urgently arrested.
The president called on the key players in the crisis rocking the party to sheathe their swords and put the nation above their parochial interest and work in tandem with one another to deliver the promised change to Nigerians.
Buhari however reminded party members of the supremacy of the party through which elected members got their mandate.
The APC have been embroiled in a power tussle with aggrieved lawmakers while seeking to select leaders for the National assembly. Senator Bujola Saraki and Honourable Yakubu Dogara emerged as leaders of the upper and lower chambers against the wishes of party leaders.