…. Dissolves Party Structures
… Nwafor, Nlemigbo Affected
… Lobby Over New Caretaker Begins
National Executive council of the APC appears to have woken up from their slumber by dissolving all the party’s structures from the wards, LGA, and at the state level.
This is even as they extended to six months, caretaker, and extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC).
However, this decision though coming late according to political Analysts has been described as the only solution to the lingered APC problem.
With the dissolution of the said structures, both the Daniel Nwafor led Exco which by law is the recognized executive in Imo as well as the caretaker led by Nlemigbo have been dissolved.
Meanwhile, with the dissolution of the party structures at all levels, the leaders of the various factions would begin to lobby for the caretaker seats which the NEC of the party would soon constitutes.
The National Executive Committee of the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC, has dissolved its wards, states, zonal and national party structures.
The decision was taken on Tuesday during a meeting of the committee at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The meeting had in attendance the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other party chiefs.
The committee also extended the tenure of the party’s caretaker extraordinary convention planning committee led by Governor Mai Buni by six months.
Speaking to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai said that the party also approved the expulsion of former National Vice Chairman, South-south, Ntufam Hilliard Eta, for his failure to withdraw the court case instituted against the caretaker committee.
In his opening remarks, President Buhari appealed to party members at all levels to make sacrifices that will move the party forward.
In a report published by Punch News, the President said, “I want to appeal to all our party members and leaders at all levels, to try and make the required sacrifices so that we are able to collectively restore our progressive and democratic political party, which can nurture and give expression to our collective dream of building a strong, united and developed Nigeria.
“May I use this opportunity to remind all of us of the need to recreate our negotiation secret of 2012, 2013 under our legacy parties. What guided our success to achieve the merger that produced the APC was the respect we were able to have for each other.
“In those times, decisions reached at both formal and informal consultations were respected with trusted initiatives taken and believed that they were needed to produce the required political platform that could guarantee electoral victory.
“Everyone of us as leaders ensured that those decisions were respected. I have through consultations of the caretaker committee and other leaders of the party, agree that our challenges in the party require that we take steps to rebuild the party from wards to national levels.
“The initiative to carry out membership registration revalidation is, therefore, a necessary, membership registration revalidation will lay the foundation for reorganizing our membership from ward to local government, state, and national levels.