Buhari Not Aware of Invitation For NEC Meeting, Says APC NWC
View pictures in App save up to 80% data. Prince Hilliard Eta-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said President Muhammad Buhari is not aware of the invitation for the National Executive council (NEC) slated for Thursday, June 24 asking members of the party to disregard the meeting.
The notice comes hours after President Muhammadu Buhari openly declared support for Victor Giadom as All Progressives Congress (APC) acting national chairman. In a statement signed on Wednesday, June 23 by the acting national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, Architect Waziri Bulama, the party said the convener of the meeting has been suspended by the Rivers state chapter of the party. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
Bulama said Giadom cannot summon a meeting thereon date because under the party's constitution only the national secretary can do so pursuant to Article 14.3 of the APC constitution. a part of the statement read: 'Our esteem members are advised to disregard this invitation because the author and sole signatory of the said invitation is not a member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of our party, talk more of being an acting National Chairman as claimed.'
The party said even a legitimate chairman is only invested with powers to announce a date for National Executive Council (NEC) meetings to hold every quarterly and zip more. 'Our leader, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is renowned for insisting on compliance with our constitution and rule of law. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
'It can therefore not be true that President Muhammadu Buhari supports the convening of such an illegal NEC by a non-member of APC's NWC. We urge all to disregard the said notice as neither the National Working Committee (NWC) nor the National Executive council (NEC) has called for such meeting,' the statement concluded.
However, it earlier reported that Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state has finally lifted the lids on why he decided to march out of the Edo Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship reconciliatory committee amid differences preluding the state primary. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
It would be recalled that the Rivers governor announced that he has disengaged himself from a peace panel organised Edo PDP chapter prior the gubernatorial election. The governor on Tuesday, June 23, alleged that there are some persons in the PDP's National Working Committee who are intent on bringing his name into the mud.
Speaking further on the choice, Wike said he cannot still go along with people that 'behave like tax collectors.' in step with him, the specks of dust raised by the PDP primary in Edo state should be treated carefully so as avoid crisis. The governor said he was being fingered by members of the opposition party in Edo in the judicial writ that barred Governor Godwin Obaseki from participating in the primary. View pictures in App save up to 80% data.
'They must respect human beings and not behave like tax collectors,' Wike said. The Rivers governor said he pulled out due to the 'senseless accusation' levelled against him by members of Edo PDP chapter.