APC NWC sets up 5-man panel to review petitions on anti-party activities

APC NWC sets up 5-man panel to review petitions on anti-party activities

- A 5-member committee has been set up by the APC to review the numerous petitions on anti-party activities of some members from the states

- Otunba Niyi Adebayo has been appointed as the chairman of the five-member committee

- The committee has one week to submit its report to the party's National Working Committee

The National Working Committee (NWC) of All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up a five-member committee to review petitions on anti-party activities against members in some states of the federation.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC national publicity secretary, made this known in a statement on Monday, May 27, in Abuja.

This, he said, followed several petitions received by the NWC from members, alleging various forms of anti-party activities, including working against the party or its candidates at the just concluded 2019 general elections.

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According to the APC spokesman, the party’s deputy national chairman (South), Otunba Niyi Adebayo is the chairman of the five-member committee.

Issa-Onilu said: “Other members are national vice chairman (South West), Bankole Oluwajana; national legal adviser, Babatunde Ogala; national treasurer, Adamu Fanda and national disabled leader, Misbau Lawal Didi.”

He added that the committee has one week to submit its report to the NWC.

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo and Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun states are among some of the party’s big wigs that had been accused of alleged anti-party activities ahead of the general elections and later suspended by the APC.

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Amosun and Okorocha won senatorial seats on the platform of the APC in the February 23 National Assembly election but supported candidates of other parties for the March 9 governorship election in their respective states.

Also suspended, was the minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Usani Uguru, and the director general of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu, among others. They were all suspended from the party in March 2019 by the NWC.

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