John Oyegun, chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC), says after two years in government it is high time the ruling party pondered if it was moving in the right direction.
Speaking with journalists on Tuesday before going into a closed-door meeting with Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, Oyegun said serious issues needed to be discussed and where necessary amendments would be made.
“The purpose is clear and straightforward and that is to put all these things behind us and now seat down to introspect, look at the party, look at the national assembly, look at the government. We are going to two years in government,” the national chairman said.
“It is high time that we sat down, asked ourselves questions, pondered whether we are moving in the right direction, discussed serious issues and where necessary make correction that are considered expedient.”
Also speaking, Dogara said the meeting was about charting a way forward for the APC in governance.
“It takes meetings like this to chat a formidable way forward. For us in APC, we cannot assume that progress is automatic, but it is inevitable. If we fold our hands, nothing will happen,” the speaker said.
“It is only by meetings like this that we will be able to put things in their perspective. We should be see what we have done wrong, what we can do and we should do to maintain the competitive political environment we have found ourselves.”