The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday held a secret executive session at the private residence of its National Chairman John Odigie-Oyegun.
The meeting, which began at about 2 pm and lasted till about 7 .38 pm.
Speaking, National Publicity Secretary of the party, Bolaji Abdullahi said the meeting was basically to fine-tune preparations for the party’s National Executive Council meeting scheduled to hold on February 27.
He said: “Our meeting was basically to prepare the ground for our NEC meeting; we looked at the (proposals for) constitution amendments, the Restructuring Committee report and other activities ahead of our national convention in June, that’s all.
“We had to go through the constitutional amendment and all that in preparation for the NEC meeting.”
On Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s appointment as the head of the Presidential Reconciliation Committee, Abdullahi said: “The issue of Asiwaju ’s appointment was not on the agenda.
“Yes, the party was not consulted but we don’t feel the need to be consulted. We are happy and it is a positive development, it is neither strange nor new.
“When the leader of the party feels there is a need to reconcile party members across the country, he sets up an extraordinary panel or committee to deal with the problem.
“That’s why I feel he may have wanted to supervise the process himself but because of other commitments – he is the President of the whole country now not just the leader of the APC.
“It is quite appropriate for him to bring someone to do it on his behalf.”