Oyegun tenure: APC non-NWC Forum reacts to extension saga


The Forum of All Progressives Congress (APC) Non-National Working Committee has distanced itself from tenure elongation of the party’s executive leadership.

It threw its weight behind President Muhammadu Buhari`s position.

The group called for the dissolution of executive committees of the party at all levels and the convocation of a national convention to elect new executives.

The position of the Forum was part of the resolutions reached at the end of its meeting on Sunday in Abuja.

In a communiqué read by its Spokesman, Mr Jock Alamba, the forum said “we share the President’s unalloyed commitment to the rule of law and fine tenets of internal democracy”.

It stated that by opposing the tenure extension approved by the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) in its meeting on February 27, Buhari was laying a foundation to further deepen the country`s democracy.

The forum urged members and supporters of the party to disregard reports in some quarters that governors elected on its platform were plotting to use the party`s chairmen against Buhari.

“There is no such plot, and no chairman is against Buhari; we are all behind him,’’ it said.

It expressed belief that as in the December 14, 2014 presidential primary and other primary elections, “APC members would work as a family to disappoint distractors”.

It observed that Buhari had at different fora, as a convert democrat, demonstrated his commitment to democracy.

“Buhari’s concern for due process is legendary and the forum cannot underrate his concern.

“Buhari should be given a chance to complete his second term in office to enable him complete the infrastructural foundations he was currently laying across the country.

“Our position is reaffirmed after a careful survey, which shows that 99 per cent of the entire membership and governors of our party are in support of the president’s second term bid.

“It is a common position that for the overall interest of our country, Buhari should complete the critical infrastructural foundations he is laying,’’ it said.



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