Last Friday’s meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Executive Council (NEC) did not end abruptly as claimed by some people, it emerged on Saturday.
In a statement, the Forum of APC state chairmen and the non-National Working Committee (nNWC) NEC members, in Abuja, the group said President Muhammadu Buhari passed a vote of confidence on National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, with the meeting ending normally.
A group of aggrieved members of the NEC, numbering about 50, addressed journalists in Abuja late Friday, alleging that the leadership of Oshiomhole was high-handed and had depleted the party’s gains. The group called for his resignation.
But countering the allegations of the aggrieved members, Chairman of the Forum of State Chairmen of the party, Alhaji, Ali Bukar Dalori, and the Chairman of the nNWC NEC members, Mr Nelson Alapa, frowned at what they described as “misinformation of the public” by the aggrieved members. The NEC meeting, they said, ended after all due processes had been followed.
“We state chairmen of the APC in the country and members of the non-NWC NEC members, are shocked with the statement credited to few chairmen who called for the resignation of our National Chairman, shortly after a successful NEC of our great party. We want to state categorically that we held a very successful NEC meeting where President Muhammadu Buhari, stressed the need for party discipline and supremacy of the party.
“The meaning is that our party members must subject themselves to the organs of the party particularly when they are angry with any issue so as to find solution to the problems. But we have found out that some of our colleagues have refused to subject themselves to these organs rather embarking on activities capable of destabilizing the party, which our President kicked against today.
“This statement by few of these our colleagues is ill-intended because if actually they have issues with the party, they would have raised it on Friday at NEC where Mr President and other leaders of the party were seated.
“And it is not true that the meeting ended abruptly as they tried to claim, everybody who wanted to contribute was given the opportunity to air their views. As a matter of fact, after reviewing the achievements of the Oshiomhole-led NWC, Mr President told Oshiomhole: “Mr National Chairman, I want to commend your energy, your kind of energy is super and I congratulate you for that”.
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