No Vacancy in NWC, APC Tells Yahaya Bello

• To flag off update of membership registration in Niger

Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has told the former Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, that there is no vacancy within the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

APC’s National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka, stated this Tuesday in Abuja while briefing journalists on the resolutions reached at the 141st meeting of the NWC.

Bello had commenced the move to unseat Abdulahi Ganduje as the national chairman of the party after posters promoting him for the position of the chairman were seen at strategic places in the nation’s capital on Monday.

Morka’s words: “There is no vacancy in the office of the national chairman. Our national chairman remains the chairman. This is democracy, people do what they want. We have total confidence in the leadership of the party. Those who are posting these papers around should desist from doing so.”

Morka revealed that the ruling party would flag off the update of the party’s membership register in Niger State.

According to him, “To flag off the update of membership registration nationally in Niger State, then flag off in one state in each of the other geo-political zones.”

He also denounced the failure or refusal of the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly to swear in 16 APC House members adjudged by the Court of Appeal as the duly elected members of the Plateau State House of Assembly. 

He said the stubbornness of the Speaker and the governor of the state in this matter was wrong, undemocratic and violently contemptuous of the authority of the Court of Appeal, the highest court for the determination of election petition matters as it concerns the House of Assembly. 

To this end, the ruling party called on the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly to swear in the members without further delay in the interest of peace in the good State of Plateau.

Morka stressed that even if the Speaker has any issue with the  decision of the court, he has no choice but to do the right thing.

He further noted that the NWC has adopted in its entirety the report of the NWC’s high level Reconciliation and Intervention Delegation to the United Kingdom’s APC Diaspora Chapter. 

The spokesperson noted that the NWC also approved the constitution of an Interim Executive Committee of the Chapter of 24 members to be led by its Chairman, Hon. Tunde Doherty and Secretary, Hon. Joseph Adebola.  

He added that the Interim Executive Committee shall have a term of three months, which term might be renewed as may be necessary.

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