In a bid to resolve the crisis bedevilling the party; elders of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) from the South-South called on members; to support the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole.
This call regarding Oshiomhole was made during a meeting in Abuja on Thursday, November 28.
However, the Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki was notably absent from the gathering.
The meeting which was presided by the national vice-chairman of the APC in South-South, Hillard Eta; witnessed some of the party chieftains lamenting the disharmony within the party.
They also claimed some party members in the zone were working against Oshiomhole.
Eta, during the meeting, pleaded with aggrieved members to sheathe their swords and work together.
“In Edo and Rivers states, we must find a solution to the problem. I want to beg all warring parties to sheathe their swords,” he said.
Also speaking, the deputy president of the Nigerian Senate; Ovie Omo-Agege said Oshiomhole “is our own that must not be antagonized.”
He, therefore, urged party members from the zone to give their support for the embattled APC national chairman.
“Why are we antagonising our own? We have to stand by him. The party in the zone hasn’t fared very well. It is important to close ranks against the raging war,” Omo-Agege said.
Oshiomhole, when he addressed the members; said he was pleased with the large turnout of members for the meeting; despite the disparagement that trailed the open invitation to all members of the South-South caucus.
He also acknowledged the crisis facing the APC in the state; but said he was making genuine efforts for reconciliation.
The meeting at the end elected Omo-Agege as South-South APC leader.
It also set up a committee to look into the crisis rocking the Edo and Cross River states’ chapters of the party.