Over the past few weeks, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been unable to schedule a meeting of its National Executive Committee (NEC).
Despite having a campaign season in 2023 in mind, the ruling party has had trouble uniting.
In an interview with the Newsmen, a member of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) accused President Muhammadu Buhari of failing to approve a time for the NEC meeting.
The NEC of the party is obligated by law to hold the meeting within three months, according to NWC members.
He added that after the 90-day period had passed, the gathering will provide the party’s body the chance to reclaim the authority granted to the NWC.
The NWC member pointed out that the NEC’s decision to transfer its authority to the NWC has limited its operations to those required by law.
He stated that NEC must protect itself from any legal implications by taking over its place guide.
He said that preparations had been made for the NEC meeting, but that President Buhari’s schedule was preventing them from deciding on a time.
The NWC member revealed that the party’s leadership is still awaiting approval of a potential date from the President.
He said, “The NWC is aware that the powers NEC gave to it have elapsed. And that is why the party’s leader is not taking substantive decisions any longer on issues outside the scope of its mandate. NWC has tried to restrict itself within its statutory mandate.”
The NWC members said that the party’s leadership was aware of making choices that were beyond of their purview.
According to him, the party would be subject to legal action if it made decisions after the 90-day period during which the NWC was granted the authority.
Follow us on Facebook
The opinions, beliefs and viewpoints expressed by the author and forum participants on this website do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of Anaedo Online or official policies of the Anaedo Online.