– The All Progressives Congress (APC) has again waded into the crisis in the Kogi state chapter of the party
– The party’s national publicity secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi has clarified that neither state nor zonal executives can expel anyone from the party
– The party restated its recognition of the Alhaji Haddy Ametuo-led state working committee of the party
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has clarified that neither state nor zonal executives, constituted in whatever name or form can expel anyone from the party, stressing that only a recognised convention can do so.
The party made the clarification following reports that the chairman of the Kogi state chapter of the APC, Alhaji Hadi Ametuo and other members of his executive have been expelled from the party.
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The party dismissed the action by some members of the party in the state in a statement sent to NAIJ.com on Saturday, March 3, by its national publicity secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi
Part of the statement read: “We restate that the state working committee of APC in Kogi State led by the chairman, Alhaji Haddy Ametuo remains the only recognised executive committee of the party in the State.
“Any disciplinary action being contemplated must be referred to the Party’s National Working Committee (NWC). That is the position of the constitution.
“Again, we enjoin all party members at all levels to desist from taking unilateral actions that are likely to further jeopardise the on-going peace process.”
Meanwhile, a report by international news agency Reuters claiming that the APC NEC endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for a second term in office has proved to be incorrect.
According to the APC national publicity secretary, Alhaji Bolaji Abdullahi, what the NEC did at its last meeting, was to pass a vote of confidence on the president and the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee.
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