The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has rejected President Muhammadu Buhari’s endorsement of Victor Giadom as the acting National Chairman of the party.
Buhari in a statement by his spokesperson, Garba Shehu, on Wednesday afternoon, said he would attend the APC National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting convened by Mr Giadom because “the law is on the side of Victor Giadom as Acting National Chairman.”
But the NWC in a press statement on Wednesday night said Mr Buhari may have been “offered wrong advice or blackmailed” into supporting Mr Giadom.
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The NWC statement is signed by Hilliard Eta and Waziri Bulama as acting national chairman and acting national secretary respectively.
“We hereby respectfully implore Mr President to kindly avail himself with the facts of the matter regarding the impasse presently experienced by the Party so as to guide him in his assessment of the matter because we are sure the President if properly advised, would come to the conclusion that the meeting convened by Chief Victor Giadom bothers on illegality and criminality.
“The NWC regret to turn down the invitation to the illegal and unconstitutional NEC convened by Chief Victor Giadom.
“We believe that attending such a meeting will amount to embracing illegality and turning a blind eye to the infractions on the Constitution of our great Party,” the statement said.