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APC Chair Takes Decisions Without NWC’s Input -Members

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Two members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have accused the party’s National Chairman, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu of not consulting the committee in decision making.

The party’s North West Zonal Chairman, Salihu Lukman, and South-West Zonal Chairman, Isaac Kekemeke, made the allegation in a statement in Abuja.

According to the statement, Sen. Adamu unilaterally takes decisions and uses President Muhammadu Buhari’s name to blackmail other members of the NWC to accept them.

They called on all leaders of the party to call the National Chairman to order.

The NWC members want the National Chairman to subject the outcome of his consultations to deliberation by the committee.

“We are compelled to make this statement following serial postponement of the scheduled National Working Committee (NWC) meetings, twice within 48 hours.

“We are convinced beyond doubt that this is a deliberate attempt to foist a fait accompli on the NWC on fundamental issues that affect our great party.

“Within just two months in the lifespan of the new leadership of our great party, APC, led by His Excellency, Sen. Abdullahi Adamu, the NWC, organ of the party vested with the power of managing the day-to-day affairs, including implementing decisions of the National Executive Committee (NEC), as provided in Article 13.4 of the APC Constitution, has been rendered redundant.

“The National Chairman takes decisions unilaterally. When it suits him, he invokes the name of our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari to blackmail NWC members into accepting his decisions. Every effort to get the Chairman to respect the authority of the NWC as elected by the March 26, 2022 APC National Convention is proving very difficult, if not impossible. Note that NEC’s donation of its powers was to NWC and not to the National Chairman or any individual,” according to their statement.

“As a party, we have suffered enough judicial embarrassments arising from clearly avoidable leadership breach of our party’s constitution and spelled out rules.

“As members of the NWC who have the mandate of our members, we hereby serve notice to His Excellency, Abdullahi Adamu, and through him to all APC leaders that henceforth, any decision taken by the National Chairman or any other party functionary, which require the approval of the NWC as enshrined in the APC constitution, will be considered as illegitimate and an infringement on the jurisdictional scope of the NWC, unless otherwise confirmed as validly approved decisions of the NWC or any other legitimate organ of the party.

“No NWC member was elected at the March 26, 2022 National Convention to warm seats or offices in the National Secretariat.

“We therefore call on all our colleagues in the NWC to rise to these challenging situations by joining hands with us to save our great party and return it to its founding mission of moving Nigeria forward based on honest, fair, just and selfless commitment to party building. God bless our party!”


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