President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed his position about the forthcoming National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
President Buhari, on Thursday, March 12, approved the NEC meeting in which key issues related to the recent suspension of the ruling party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, will be discussed, Daily Trust reports.
According to the newspaper, an APC source said that apart from the fact that the president is in support of the call for the much-needed meeting, he will also be in attendance come Tuesday, March 17.
The APC NEC meeting is expected to address very sensitive issues related to the present crisis rocking the ruling party.
Earlier, it was reported that it seemed the suspension of Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of the APC had opened a can of worms for the ruling party.
Ahead of the APC’s NEC meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, a high court in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) presided over by Justice S. U. Bature, had restrained top officials of the part from making any interference.
The restraining order by the court affects APC’s national legal adviser, Babatunde Ogala, the ruling party’s spokesman, Lanre Issa-Onilu, and its national secretary, Waziri Bulama.
The decision of the court came after an application filed by the APC’s national vice chairman, Mustapha Salihu.
According to the order read by Justice Bature, the trio have been prevented from making any move that will negatively affect the smooth running of the meeting.
The NEC meeting was convened by members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling party.
In another post, Legit.ng reported that the crisis rocking the APC deepened on Wednesday, March 12, as the national vice-chairman, south-south, Prince Hilliard Eta, directed leaders from the zone not to attend a meeting purportedly called by the Edo state governor, Godwin Obaseki.
The meeting was scheduled to hold today, Thursday, March 12.
The APC leader said the meeting was illegal because the governor lacked the power to initiate it. Eta said Governor Obaseki invited leaders to a meeting in Abuja.