Some aggrieved members of the National Executive Committee, NEC of Nigeria’s governing party the All Progressives Congress, APC have called for the the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole .
Fifty members of the NEC signed a statement which was presented by Zamfara State Chairman, Mr Lawal Liman at a press briefing shortly after the party’s NEC meeting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.
Mr Liman said that the major reason for their grievance is that the APC National Chairman refused to entertain contributions and ended the NEC meeting abruptly.
“Most unfortunately, the facade conducted by the National Chairman, today, the 22nd of November, 2019, as a National Executive Committee meeting, leaves much to be desired.
“He completely ignored the President’s advice and defied all known rules for meetings by precluding contributions from members and ending the meeting abruptly, without achieving anything. This is most unfortunate and undesirable.
“Arising from the foregoing and having regard to the huge responsibilities bestowed on us as officers of the party and in the overriding interest of our our members, we are left with no option but to demand that Comrade Oshiomhole resign his position as national chairman in order to stem the slide and provide an enabling environment for genuine healing, reconciliation and the practice of true democracy, within the party across the country,” he said.
Meanwhile the Chairman Forum of State Chairmen, Mr. Ali Dalori and Chairman Forum of Non NWC NEC members, Nelson Alapa in joint press statement have expressed shock at the call for resignation of Mr. Oshiomhole by these NEC members.
“We want to state categorically that we held a very successful NEC meeting today where our dear President, Muhammadu Buhari stressed the need for party discipline and supremacy of the party.
“The meaning is that our party members must subject themselves to the organs of the party particularly when they are angry with any issue so as to find solution to the problems. But we have found out that some of our colleagues have refused to subject themselves to these organs rather embarking on activities capable of destabilising the party, which our President kicked against today.
“And it is not true that the meeting ended abruptly as they tried to claim, everybody who wanted to contribute was given the opportunity to air their views, “ the statement reads.