APC Extends Trustees’ Mandate by Six Months
APC The mandate of the National Provisional Committee of the Congress of All Progressives / Emergency Planning Committee for the National Assembly was renewed.
The mandate has been extended for another six months. This was confirmed on Tuesday following a meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC). The committee, chaired by Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni, was established on June 25, 2020 following the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC), led by Comrade Adams Osiomholle.
This comes when President Muhammadu Bukhari called on stakeholders to return to the era of adherence to informal and formal agreements reached before the PCA was formed.
Briefing for State Chamber correspondents following a meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Bukhari at the presidential villa in Abuja on Tuesday, Governor of Kaduna Nasir el-Rufai, joined by his colleagues Imo and Ondo, Hope Uzodinma and Rotimi Akeredolu, respectively, he explained that the extension The mandate should enable the committee to complete its mandate.
He said the six-month period is a way to waste time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The NEC also approved the dissolution of party bodies in electoral units, districts, local governments, states and zonal levels, as well as the NEC component that is not part of the NEC. The highest governing body of the ruling party approved their immediate re-establishment and the composition of the disbanded Exco to serve in their respective offices as a board of trustees, but with the exception of non-NWC NEC members.
The party also provided a general waiver for new members and potential members who may wish to compete for any elected office on its platform. APC NEC also approved the expulsion of former interim national party president Hillard Eta for advancing his lawsuit against the party. This, which was the national vice president of the South-South in the NWC party disbanded by comrade Osiomhol, continued to advocate to remain interim national president of the party despite the dissolution of the NWC.
Reading the NEC’s five-point resolution, El Rufai said: The Party’s National Executive Committee approves the extension of the mandate of the Trustees’ Committee / Emergency Planning Committee of the National Assembly, led by Mai Mala Buni, which expires on December 25, 2020, for another six months until June 30, 2021. The Convention Planning and Planning Committee to complete its mandate as required by the NEC. “NEC has also delegated its authority under Article 13.3 Sub-Clause 5 and Article 13.3 Sub-Clause 6 of the APC Constitution to the Interim Convention Planning Committee.” The second resolution is that the NEC approved the granting of waivers to people who have recently joined party members and those who wish to join the party in the near future. In this way, these new members will enjoy all the benefits and privileges that can be accumulated through their party membership. Thus, they will be able to run for office in the party, they will be able to participate in elections without any obligation to be members for a certain number of years or a period of time.
“The third resolution, the NEC, approved the exclusion of Ntufam Hilliard Eta from the party for violating NEC’s directives to end all disputes against the party and its members.
The fourth resolution, NEC, approved the immediate dissolution of party bodies at polling stations, precincts, local government, state and zonal level, as well as the Non-State Working Committee component of the National Executive Committee, as well as their immediate re-establishment. and the composition of the disbanded Exco to serve in their offices as a board of trustees, with the exception of NEC members who are not NWC members.
“Finally, NIK very strongly condemns the call of the leadership of the NDP and some of their supporters for the resignation of the president. The NEC notes that security challenges, while regrettable, can only be resolved when all interests, civil and military, governments and opposition, security forces and indeed all citizens, cooperate, regardless of party membership. Now is not the time to politicize security. “
In his keynote speech at the meeting, President Bukhari recalled that the SPS was accustomed to abiding by agreements reached both formally and informally, and begged its members to return to that era. He said: “I want to urge all our party members and leaders at all levels to try to make the necessary sacrifices so that we can collectively rebuild our progressive and democratic political party that can nurture and express our collective dream of building a strong, united and developed Nigeria.” I can use this opportunity to remind us all of the need to recreate the secret of the 2012, 2013 negotiations within our previous parties. What Lead to Our Success The merger that led to the creation of APC was the respect we could have for each other. In those days, decisions made in both formal and informal consultations were respected with trusted initiatives that were deemed necessary to craft the necessary political platform that could guarantee election victory. Each of us, as leaders, made sure that our decisions were followed.
“Through consultations with the Trusteeship Committee and other party leaders, I agreed that our problems within the party require us to take steps to restructure the party from the House to the national level. A membership revalidation initiative is therefore necessary, and membership revalidation will set the stage for reorganizing our membership from going to local, state and country governments. ”
In his remarks, the chairman of the APC National Interim Committee / Emergency National Convention Planning Committee and State Governor Yobe Buni noted that when he took office, the APC was like a theater of war for many. levels. He added: “Settlement of conflicts within the party: assuming office at the end of June 2020, our party has become an arena of internal strife both at the national level and in many states. Thus, reconciliation of all warring factions and individuals was an important consideration for us so that we can begin the process of restoring party leadership. “For this we have created a reconciliation committee across the country. Matters such as Bauchi, Bayelsa, Cross River, Enugu, Zamfara, Edo, Ondo Anambra and Oyo have been referred to one of the committees for direct management, or directly managed by the national guardianship committee. “The mood within our party has dropped significantly, although the work of our various reconciliation committees has not yet been completed.
As long as progress is recorded by our respective reconciliation committees, the reconciliation challenge must be ongoing. ”