No Tenure Extension for Oyegun, Others, Says Buhari

30 March, 2018, 00:48 | Author: Bert Pena
  • Presidential aspirant of the National Conscience Party Dr. Thomas Wilson Ikubese

"I'm telling Chief Oyegun to retire now before he disgraces President Buhari because it is shameful and disgraceful for NWC to say Buhari is not the leader of the APC", Frank said.

He described the President as a courageous and forthright leader who will never endorse the violation of the 1999 Constitution and the APC's constitution by the party leadership.

The party said the APC and the Federal Government can not continue to play saints when state governors, who stole hundreds of billions of naira meant for the development of their states to fund Buhari's election in 2015, are still enjoying cover as members of the Buhari kitchen cabinet, despite outrage from their people.

He said: "I congratulate the president for being unequivocal, courageous and forthright in addressing the issue of tenure elongation".

Buhari asked the party's NEC to rescind its earlier decision so as not to give the opposition the grounds on which to reap from the crisis which is likely to result from the constitutional breaches.

THE Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ondo state, Hon.

Tinubu said it was time for the party to move forward and begin to plan and organise the needed congresses according to the existing timetables.

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"Furthermore, I think if we deviate from the constitution and provisions, we might be endangering the fortunes of our party".

He said: "I am waiting to see how the NEC will handle the controversy after the intervention of the president, and what argument it would canvass against the constitution on the contentious issues raised by the president, who has issued a fatherly directive as the leader of the party".

The APC spokesman had while fielding questions from journalists after the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Tuesday, announced the constitution of the technical committee. He ordered the filing and service of processes before the court and adjourned till April 16 for hearing.

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has justified its apology to Nigerians on the need to chart a pathway to national healing, renewal of hope and re-mobilisation of the citizenry for the task of rescuing the nation from the pains inflicted on them by the ruling party.

While also agreeing that the proposed extension of tenure of the National Working Committee of APC was unconstitutional, Frank said he expects the party's national chairman and the NWC to take a cue on how to run a ruling party from PDP, as there is no crime in learning what one doesn't know.

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, the APC, the party's national chairman, Mr Oyegun and the National Organising Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso were joined as respondents in the suit.

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