APC Crisis: Buhari Moves Against Oshiomhole; Eta And Others Disagree With NEC

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Reasons President Muhammadu Buhari moved against the suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), emerged last night, as the National Executive Committee (NEC), wields the power to check the crisis ravaging the party and avert what the President described as self-destruction.

President Buhari In his remarks at the NEC, advised members of the party to bury their hatchet, warning that mutating disagreements have dire consequences and could lead to destruction.

He said the party’s gains could be reversed as conflicts overshadow the primary objective of service to the people. He urged members to refocus on the larger picture and place more emphasis on uniting the party.

At an emergency meeting in Abuja few days ago, the NEC dissolved the factionalized National Working Committee (NWC) and set up a caretaker/national convention committee headed by Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, a former national secretary of the party.

The National Executive Committee (NEC), also appointed Senator John Akpanudoedehe as national secretary of caretaker committee.

APC party members said “Oshiomhole narrowed the party to himself, committed many infractions, sidelined the NEC and carried out solely many actions that needed NEC’s ratification”. That was why Buhari and others moved against him. 

On Tuesday, President Buhari threw his support behind the faction of the APC led by court-backed Acting National Chairman, Chief Victor Giadom and the NEC meeting he fixed for yesterday. 

The NWC led by Hilliard Eta, who stood in for late Senator Abiola Ajimobi, who was appointed acting national chairman following the suspension of Oshiomhole as national chairman, kicked against the NEC meeting and urged members to disregard the notice. 

some aggrieved members of the dissolved NWC also joined Eta’s claim and are determined to challenge their dissolution in court, arguing that the emergency NEC meeting was illegal and had no power to do what it did.

Meanwhile, Oshiomhole is in support of the Eta-led NWC, which enjoys the backing of 17  NWC members as opposed to Chief Giadom backed by two members.

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