APC NEC dissolves NWC, ratifies Ize-Iyamu’s candidacy


The National Executive Council of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party appointed the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, as Chairman Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Committee.

NEC’s decision followed the recommendation of President Muhammadu Buhari.

The President also called for the immediate suspension of all pending litigations involving the party and its members, as well as the ratification of the party’s governorship primary election recently conducted in Edo State.

He condemned the recent crisis within the party, stressing the need for members to enforce party discipline.

The governor was immediately sworn in at the meeting by the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami.

The National Executive Council (NEC) is ongoing at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, although some party chieftains joined the session virtually.

The attendees include Governors, National Assembly leaders, as well as some national and state party executive members.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is also in attendance.

Governors of Nasarawa, Niger, Jigawa, Plateau, Imo, Kogi, Yobe, Gombe, Osun, Ogun, Lagos, Kwara, Kebbi, Kano and Ekiti are some of those present.

Also present are Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; Deputy Speaker Idris Wase; House Leader, Hassan Dogowa and the Deputy Chief Whip, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Nnenna Ukeje.

President Buhari had, on Wednesday, confirmed that he will be attending the National Executive Council meeting of the party called by a man who in the reckoning of the Majority of National Working Committee members no longer has a locus standi in the party as he has been suspended and his position in the NWC filled up.

President Buhari, however, stated that “the law is on the side of Victor Giadom as Acting National Chairman.”