Division In APC Over Tenure Of Oyegun-Led NWC

APC Chairmen endorse PMB, Oyegun

Dr. Obire who spoke through the Director, Media and Publicity of the Obire Campaign Organization, Prince Daniel Ekiugbo, described the 12-month's tenure elongation as the best thing to happen to the party at such time as this when the party requires appreciable stability to plan ahead of next year's general elections.

Ali Bukar Dalori has yesterday applauded the outcome of the National Executive Committee (NEC), where members unanimously agreed and endorsed extension tenure of all elected and appointed officers of the Party in the 36 states, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the national level.

"Notice of proposed amendment (s) shall be served on the members of the National Convention at least fourteen (14) days before the date of the meeting at which the proposed amendment is to be considered. The Notice shall be in writing, shall contain a clear statement of the proposed amendment and reasons for it", Yari said.

Speaking with DAILY INDEPENDENT, Alhaji Nasiru Haladu Danu, Chairman of non-National Working Committee (NWC) members in the ruling party, said the decision to extend the tenure of the Oyegun-led exco was not out of place.

Danu, who was a former Deputy Director-General of the Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, also said the decision to extend the tenure of the NWC was not something novel in the party.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has chided the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting, saying the outcome of the meeting showed that the APC is not a credible platform for Nigerians to aspire to elective offices. It also observed with dismay that while the APC constitution allows for quarterly NEC meetings, the party has only held five since it was formed in 2014.

Article 30 of the APC constitution stipulates that "this constitution and the schedule hereto can be amended only by the National Convention". He also attributed the cleavages in the party to cultural differences of its top leaders as he noted that individuals calling the shots in APC used to control regional parties and now found themselves in a national party controlling the centre.

He told reporters in his office that the party wanted to avoid going into the general elections in a crisis, pointing out that congresses and electoral process were potential conflict areas that could affect the general election.

That we support His Excellency Senator Bola Tinubu-led peace and reconciliation committee and urge the committee to expedite action in reconciling members of the party. Suffice to say that whatever is happening naturally will be contrary view.

"So, it will be so hard if you come out with total, 100 per cent unanimity".

Though both Tinubu and Oyegun had denied having issues claiming all is well, the 2016 Ondo governorship election revealed the real cracks in their relationship.

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