Oshiomhole’s APC Faction Heads To Court

Moses Ofodeme

The Adams Oshiomole-led faction of the dissolved APC National Working Committee, NWC, on Thursday, June 25; decided to approach a court of law to contest its dissolution by President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Executive Committee, NEC of the party.

The APC NEC agreed to dissolve the national leadership of the party; during an emergency virtual meeting.

This followed the setting up a caretaker committee headed by the former National Secretary as well as current Governor of Yobe state, Mai Mala Buni.

However, the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC; led by Hilliard Eta, has rejected the outcome of the National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting of the party.

The NWC reiterated its earlier position that Victor Giadom; a former National Secretary of the party, has no authority to convene a National Executive Committee meeting.

In a statement in reaction to the outcome of the meeting; the sacked APC NWC said it has begun consultation of stakeholders and lawyers for necessary court action.

They said they are consulting with their allies and lawyers before disclosing their final steps.

“Article 25(B) of the Constitution of the APC is explicit that only the National Chairman or the National Working Committee (NWC) is given the prerogative of summoning meetings of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Party cither for statutory quarterly meetings or for emergency meetings.

“The same provision of the constitution makes it compulsory for a notice of a minimum of 14 days; in respect to statutory quarterly meetings and 7days in respect of an emergency meeting.

“We note that Chief Victor Giadom had convened and conducted a virtual meeting purportedly to be a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of our Party wherein certain far-reaching resolutions were purportedly reached.

“While the National Working Committee is studying the unfolding drama; it will be consulting with stakeholders and a team of lawyers on the next line of action,” the statement signed by Mr Eta and the party’s acting national secretary, Waziri Bulama, stated.

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