The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a statement issued by Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, following the suspension order issued against the National Chairman of APC, Adams Oshiomhole, said that the National Working Committee of the APC had approved new national officers.
According to Issa-Onilu, the party held a meeting on January 14th 2020 where new national officers were approved.
“The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress has approved the nomination of Waziri Bulama as the Party’s acting National Secretary.
“The decision was reached on January 14, 2020 during the meeting of the NWC at the party’s national secretariat.
“Following the resignation of His Excellency Mai Mala Buni as the Party’s National Secretary in May 2019 prior to his election as the Governor of Yobe State, the party subsequently gave notice for a replacement from the zone.
“The NWC has also approved the nominations of Senator Abiola Ajimobi as the Deputy National Chairman (South) and Mr Paul Chukwuma as the National Auditor following nominations from the respective zones.”
APC National Vice Chairman reacts
However, Salihu Mustapha, the APC National Vice Chairman (North-East) who was among the petitioners that brought the case against the APC Chairman, noted that Oshiomhole had after his suspension immediately instructed the APC National Publicity Secretary to issue a statement announcing Waziri Bulama as acting National Secretary.
Mustapha who expressed support for the court decision further accused Oshiomhole of trying to create more chaos in the party even after his suspension.
“Immediately the court injunction was given, the national chairman called the national publicity secretary to issue a statement to the press that Waziri Bulama is the (acting) National Secretary to the party.
“I believe you guys are aware of the meeting held about a month ago on that matter, which ended without a decision. Since then there has not been a decision as to the replacement of the secretary.
“The chairman is about to create more chaos within the party as he gave the order.
“The public should know that any decision that Oshiomhole makes henceforth is an illegal decision and will not hold.
“We will keep our fingers crossed until the court decides. I am saying this so that there can be no two acting national secretaries and there can be no affirmation from a national chairman that has been suspended.”
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