The Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, Senator Magnus Abe, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the extension of the tenure of the John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee (NWC), in the best interest of the party.
Abe stated this on Thursday, while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
“This is not about anything that is personal to Buhari.
“What he is looking at is the image of the party, the responsibility of the APC to lead by example and the best option,” he said.
Senator Abe, who represents the Rivers East Senatorial District, also commended the President for saving the party from legal issues.
“The President as a leader and conscience of the party has drawn the attention of everybody that this action we have taken has potential legal pitfalls ahead for the party if we don’t review it.
“After the President spoke, it is pretty clear to anybody who is a politician that for a voice that strong to come out to warn and advise us, we as a ruling party cannot disobey the law.
“We are also the ones that will conduct elections for the country. It is our party and government that would do that. So we must lead by example,” the lawmaker added.