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Dissolved NWC rejects outcome of APC NEC meeting

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), led by Hilliard Eta, has rejected the outcome of the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party.

Okay.ng recalls that the NEC meeting had dissolved the NWC and constituted a caretaker committee led by Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni.

According to the dissolved NWC in a statement signed by Eta and the party’s acting national secretary, Waziri Bulama, the meeting attended by President Muhammadu Buhari violated the party’s constitution.

It quoted Article 25 (B) of the party constitution, they challenged the right of the deputy national secretary of the party, Victor Giadom, to convene the well attended NEC meeting.

The faction declared its readiness to challenge the NEC meeting and its outcome in court.

“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 of14 days in respect statutory quatertly 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 reads.

Job Ayantoye

Job is a reporter for Okay.ng, he focuses on bringing local news reports in Nigeria.
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