After the termination of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC), President Muhammadu Buhari has advised all aggrieved members to withdraw all pending legal action against one another.
The president in a statement issued today Thursday, June 25th, by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, asked the aggrieved members to settle for internal conciliation, warning that the mutating disagreements could lead to self-destruction with dire consequences.
President Buhari, in his remarks at the emergency meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party held on a virtual platform, said the gains of the party could be reversed as conflicts overshadow the primary objective of service to the people, urging members to refocus on the larger picture and place more emphasis on uniting the party.
“Fellow party members, this is a very crucial moment in the life of our party and it is with a deep sense of concern that I stand before you today to speak as the president of the federal republic of Nigeria who has been elected on the platform of our great party – the All Progressives Congress.
“The issues currently confronting our party at this time are such that should worry every party member. At the moment, our great party is faced with internal wrangling; there are on-going legal action amongst some party members and we cannot clearly ascertain the status of certain National Working Committee (NWC) members,’’ the statement read in part.
The president expressed worry over the shifting loyalty within the party and inconsistency in leadership, which had opened the governing party to mockery.
The emergency NEC meeting adopted all the recommendations by President Buhari, and appointed the Governor of Yobe State, Mallam Mai Buni, as caretaker national chairman, while Senator John Akpanudoede was designated caretaker national secretary.