The forum of former members of the House of Representatives in the All Progressives Congress has told the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to immediately hold the meeting of the National Executive Committee with a view to dissolving the National Working Committee.

The forum said this in a letter sent to Buhari which was signed by 13 former lawmakers including Usman Mohammed, a former federal lawmaker from Kano State.

The group said the major source of friction in the party was the glaring undemocratic usurpation of the powers of NEC, party caucuses, national convention, and the Board of Trustees by the NWC.

It said the current leadership of the NWC has lost the moral pedestal to superintend the affairs of the party.

The letter read in part, “It is recommended that the (NEC) meeting discusses the future of the current leadership which may involve its dissolution and appointment of a caretaker national convention to elect new national officers within 12 weeks.

“The caretaker committee if so appointed should overhaul and reposition the party to face the challenges of future elections. The committee members must be inclusive and reflective of all interests, tendencies within the party as well as possess desire competence and integrity.”

The group said the party should set up a constitution review committee to remove all ambiguities and specify sanctions for the non-observance of functions and requirements of the NWC.

The forum called on the President to play the role of the father of the party since there was no BoT.

The Court of Appeal had last week upheld the suspension of the APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, while the Deputy National Secretary, Victor Giadom, obtained a court order making him the acting national chairman of the party.

Giadom, who had been sacked by the NWC which is loyal to Oshiomhole called for a NEC meeting which was rejected by the NWC.

However, Buhari shocked many on Wednesday when he announced that he would be attending the meeting and he recognises Giadom as the Acting National Chairman.


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