- The All Progressives Congress (APC) has set up a committee to investigate allegations of anti-party activities in states across Nigeria
- This is coming after APC recorded a lot of losses to other parties in the general elections, the most recent being in Zamfara
- However, state chairmen of the party had claimed that the widespread defeat were due to the failure of some members to follow in-house rules
Following its recorded losses in the general elections, the All Progressives Congress (APC), through its National Working Committee (NWC) has set up a committee of five members to investigate allegations bordering on anti-party activities from state chapters.
After its crucial meeting on Monday, May 27, the NWC said it “has received several petitions alleging various forms of anti-party activities by some members, including working against the party or our candidates in the just concluded elections.”
The APC's spokesman of the party, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu disclosed that the committee will be chaired by the party’s deputy national chairman (south), Otunba Niyi Adebayo, Vanguard reports.
Other members of the committee include national vice chairman (south-west), Bankole Oluwajana; national legal adviser, Babatunde Ogala; national treasurer, Adamu Fanda and national disabled leader, Misbau Lawal Didi. The committee has one week to submit its report.
However, a lot of APC state chairman have said that the recent woes that have befallen the party were not caused by the manner in which primaries were conducted.
Instead, according to them, their defeat stemmed from the failure of some members to follow in-house rules related to settling issues in court.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that another wave of heat has hit the APC as Senator Lawali Shuaibu, the party's deputy national chairman had demanded for the resignation of the party’s national boss, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Addressing Oshiomhole in a six-page letter, Shuaibu opined that in developed nations leaders who are unable to impact on those they are leading or improve upon antecedent leave office with honour.
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