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Buhari, APC Caucus Meet In Aso Rock

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday night met behind closed doors with the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caucus at the Presidential Villa Abuja.

The meeting is expected to deliberate on some issues causing crisis in the party.

The meeting also holds a day before the NEC of the party.

The Director General of Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Dr. Salihu Lukman, had last week demanded the National Chairman, Comrade Oshiomhole, to convene the statutory NEC meeting to resolve some of the crises in the party or resign from office.

Some vacant positions yet to be filled include the National Auditor, a position held by Mr. George Moghalu, who was recently appointed as the Managing Director, National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA); Deputy Vice Chairman, South, a position held by Chief Niyi Adebayo, who is now the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment; and the position of National Secretary, which was previously held by Mr. Mai Mala Buni, the Yobe State governor.

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Another issue expected to be discussed is the suspension of the Deputy National Chairman, North, Senator Lawal Shuaibu, who was suspended by NWC for alleged anti-party activities, and the suspension of National Vice Chairman, North-west, Alhaji Inuwa Abdulkadir, for the same offence.

Former Governors and current Governors of the party are members of the Caucus.

Among members of the Caucus that arrived include the Chairman of Nigeria’s Governors Forum, NGF, and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Fayemi Kayode, Governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki and Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

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Oshiomhole Withdraws Suit Challenging Suspension

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Former National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has withdrawn his application for stay of execution of the June 16 , 2020 of the Court of Appeal which affirmed his suspension as party boss.

He withdrew the application on Tuesday to show his acceptance of the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC), his lawyers said. Recall that the APC National Executive Council (NEC) at an emergency meeting last Thursday dissolved the NWC and appointed a caretaker committee.

A three-man panel of justices Justice Eunice Onyemenam unanimously dismissed the motion on Tuesday after it was withdrawn.

In November 2019, Oshiomhole was suspended by his Etsako Ward 10 in Edo State over anti-party activities.

Relying on that suspension, a High Court of the FCT on March 4 ordered Oshiomhole to stop parading himself as APC National Chairman.

When Oshiomhole approached the Court of Appeal, a three-man panel of justices led by Justice Onyemenam on June 16 affirmed the lower court’s ruling.

But Oshiomhole appealed to the Supreme Court and filed a motion for stay of execution of the judgment before the Court of Appeal.

While the application was pending before the Appeal Court, the APC NEC dissolved the Oshiomhole-led NWC.

Through his counsel, Ahmed Raji (SAN), the ex-party boss withdrew the application before the appellate court.

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BREAKING: APC Caretaker Committee Holds Inaugural Meeting In Abuja

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The ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Committee holds it’s inaugural meeting on Monday at the National Executive Committee (NEC) room at the party’s National Secretariat on Abuja.

The meeting is about to commence.

Among the early arrived are the Secretary of the committee, Senator John Akpan Udoedege, Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, former Senate President, Ken Nnamani and the Chairman of the committee, Governir Mai Mala Buni of Your State.

Sources close to the party Secretariat said that the former deputy National Secretary, Victor Giadom will present a handing over note to the committee.

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I Am Happy APC Is In Crisis — Wike

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Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has reacted to the leadership crisis in the All Progressives Congress, APC.

Appearing on Arise Television, the governor said the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would benefit from the crisis in the APC.

The governor explained that he wants PDP to return to power, hence, we will continue to pray that APC remains in crisis.

He said, “I am happy that APC is in crisis. It is not my business to help APC to be united.

“Remember that we also had our own crisis under Ali Modu Sheriff and APC jubilated about it then. It is my prayer that they should continue to be in crisis. We have taken another state.

“Unfortunately, APC isn’t really a political party. They came together just to take over power.

“I want my party to be in power and therefore, I cannot be praying for APC not to have crisis. I hope they continue to make mistakes every day, and my party will continue to grow.”

Recall that the suspension of APC National Leader, Adams Oshiomhole by an Appeal Court had led to a leadership crisis in the party.

Following the crisis, the party’s National Executive Council, NEC, had dissolved its National Working Committee, NWC, led by Oshiomhole.

The party’s NEC immediately constituted a caretaker committee to ensure the smooth running of the party till its National convention.

APC’s NEC appointed the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, to head the Caretaker Committee.

During the meeting, President Muhammadu Buhari urged aggrieved members to suspend all court matters in the interest of the party.

The president had lamented that the party’s fortune was in jeopardy, hence the need for unity.

-Dailypost

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