– APC has finally agreed to hold NEC meeting on Friday, November 22
– The failure to constitute the NEC meeting has generated crisis among the party leaders
– Some of the members of the party’s NWC have either been suspended or gotten ministerial appointments
The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over the failure to constitute the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC)’s meeting may have been resolved by the leadership of the party.
Daily Sun reports that the APC’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and his National Working Committee (NWC) have finally bowed to pressure by fixing the NEC meeting for Friday, November 22.
Lukman had said that the governors had lamented that the NEC of the party, which is the organ vested with the statutory responsibility of responding to the challenges appeared to have been suspended.
He said: “The last time it met was August 2018. In its place, the NWC, which is an administrative organ with the responsibility of implementing decisions of NEC and other higher organs seems to have usurped the powers of NEC.
“Why is it impossible to convene a NEC or even national caucus meetings, which are supposed to hold every quarter to resolve all these issues? Why should the NWC under Comrade Oshiomhole continue to imagine that it can conduct affairs of the party without mandatory meetings of party organs.”
According to the newspaper, the NWC has concluded arrangements to hold NEC meeting on Friday, November 22, after the caucus meeting on Thursday, November 21, at the State House.
It was gathered that a member of the NWC told Daily Sun in confidence that several issues ranging from suspension clamped on two immediate past governors of Imo and Ogun states, Rochas Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun, and other members of the national leadership, would be deliberated upon.
“There are thousand and one issues to be discussed. Don’t forget that the NWC has lost many members either on accounts of appointment into government or controversial suspension. Some of them include Otumba Niyi Adebayo, deputy national chairman (south) who is now a minister and Lawal Shuaibu, deputy national chairman (north) who is allegedly suspended. Others include Inuwa Abdulkadir, national vice-chairman (northwest) also similarly suspended.
“Don’t also forget that in June 2019, the NWC allegedly queried Governor Rotimi Akeredolu. During the 2019 general elections, on accounts of the roles of former Governors Okorocha and Ibikunle Amosun, played against the candidates of the party, they were suspended,” he said.