Pro-Oshiomhole NWC members head to court over dissolution


Despite President Muhammadu Buhari’s plea that all aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) withdraw all litigations to allow peace within the ruling party, members of the dissolved National Working Committee (NWC) have resolved to seek legal redress in court.

The media reports that the members said that they would take legal action over the resolution of the National Executive Committee (NEC) to dissolve the national leadership of the party.

Edge Express, gathered that the NEC had during an emergency virtual meeting resolved among other things to dissolve the national leadership, setting up a caretaker committee headed by the former national secretary and current governor of Yobe state.

Reacting to the development, a member of the pro-Oshiomole NWC told a reporter in confidence that arrangements have been concluded to seek legal redress.

The NWC member insisted that there is no provision of a caretaker committee in the constitution of the ruling party, insisting that they have many grounds of infractions committed from the resolutions of NEC.

“We will soon issue a statement but we have resolved to head to court for the legal interpretations of the decision of NEC especially as it concerns our dissolution. Yes, we know that Oshiomhole has his faults, but with all the positive contributions he has made to reposition the party, won’t he have been given to honours of telling him to resign?” he queried.

The APC chairman caretaker committee has reported to formally take over the running of the ruling party on the afternoon of Thursday, June 25, shortly after the setting up of the committee, with no fewer than five other Progressive Governors Forum.

Speaking to newsmen at the secretariat, he paid tribute to the dissolved National Working Committee (NWC) for the contributions made in the development of the party, stressing that with the decision, they have no role to play in the running of the party.

He stormed the secretariat yesterday with the governors of Kano, Umar Ganduje, Kaduna, Mallam El-Rufai, Kogi, Yahaya Bello, Gombe, Inua Yahaya, among others.

Similarly, a forum of the non-National Working Committee of APC yesterday dissolved its executive, hitherto led by Hon Nelson Alapa.

The action followed the decision of the NEC meeting to dissolve the NWC at the Thursday meeting earlier.

Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the acting publicity secretary, Muhammad Sani Ibrahim, said: “the forum was dissolved for leadership failure, ineffectiveness, uncooperative attitude, lack of transparency and accountability in stewardship, financial misappropriation and party 

It was reported that the drastic decision of the party came on the heels of recommendations made by President Muhammadu Buhari during a crucial meeting on Thursday, June 25.

The dissolution of the APC’s NWC was announced on the Twitter page of President Buhari’s special assistant on new media, Bashir Ahmad.


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