The National Working Committee of the All Progressive Congress, (APC) has turned down the invitation to attend a virtual Emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting scheduled for Thursday, stating that President Buhari was ill- advised in approving the meeting.
The NWC which had met for several hours, issued a statement purportedly signed by the chairman Hillard Eta and the secretary Waziri Bulama, informing the President that the proposed NEC meeting was illegal and that attending a meeting called by Victor Giadom would amount to endorsement of illegality.
The President Buhari was advised to avail himself of the facts of the matter.
They reiterated that “We wish to unequivocally state that members of the National Working Committee (NWC) believe that the President was offered wrong advice or blackmailed into lending his weighty office to the illegality of the National Executive Committee meeting purportedly convened by one Victor Giadom on 25th June, 2020.
“We hereby respectfully implore Mr. President to kindly avail himself with 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 that the President, if properly advised, would come to the conclusion that the meeting convened by Victor Giadom bothers on illegality and criminality.”
“The National Working Committee (NWC) regrets to turn down the invitation to the illegal and unconstitutional National Executive Committee (NEC) convened by Victor Giadom.
“We believe that attending such a meeting will amount to embracing illegalities and turning a blind eye to the infractions on the Constitution of our great Party”.