Top echelon of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) in the South-West geopolitical zone of the country will today converged on Osogbo, the Osun state capital, to discuss vital issues affecting the party in the region.
Nigerian Tribune authoritatively gathered yesterday that the meeting which will be hosted by the state chapter of the party will be attended by the five governors of the ACN controlled states of Osun, Oyo, Ogun, Lagos and Ekiti states among other chieftains of the party.
Nigerian Tribune learnt that two of the major issues to deliberated on at the summit include the recent merger of the progressive parties, which fused into a new political platform, All Progressives Congress (APC) and the modalities to implement the new alliance in the South-West.
The party in the South- West, would, at the meeting, take a position on the interest of the ACN with regard to the sharing of political offices in the newly formed APC.
Also expected at the meeting are the National Chairman of the party, Chief Adebisi Akande; National Leader of the party, Senator Bola Tinubu; former Governors of Ogun and Ekiti states, Chief Olusegun Osoba and Chief Adeniyi Adebayo.
Confirming this, the ACN Director of Publicity, Research and Strategy in Osun State, Mr Kunle Oyatomi in telephone interview said “the meeting would discuss the new merger, sustenance of political control in the South-West and how the party can take over the power at the federal level through electoral means in the next general election.”
“It is not an emergency meeting of the ACN.
It is a zonal meeting and tomorrow would be the turn of Osun State to host the meeting and issues that germane to the party would be discussed by the participants and some of them are already arriving in the state ahead of the meeting”, he stated.
Culled from Nigeria Tribune