- APC has reacted to a suit instituted by one of its members, Charles Enya, for constitution amendment to allow Buhari run for the third term in office
- The party vowed that it would expel the member for going against the stipulation of the Nigerian constitution
- Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the APC's national publicity secretary, said the suit might have been sponsored by the misguided opposition
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the purported case instituted by one of its member, Charles Enya, seeking an amendment of the constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari run for a third term in office.
Legit.ng reports that the party which described Enya as charlatan, said it has commenced a process of identifying the said character with a view to expelling him from the party.
In a statement issued on Thursday, November 28, in Abuja, by its national publicity Secretary, Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu, the party said it read with dismay in the media about a purported legal action taken Enya seeking an amendment of the constitution.
The party said it had initially chosen to ignore him, adding that it became important to send a clear message to him and such other agent provocateurs.
It added that the initiator of the suit might have been sponsored by the “misguided opposition”.
The statement read: “The party is, however, by this statement sending a strong signal to such other busybodies like Charles Enya who may be contemplating testing the resolve of our government on our mission to work for the best for our country to be ready to face the law.
“We would follow this new enemy of our country, who is most likely being sponsored by the desperate and misguided opposition, every step of the way, using all legal means to thwart his devilish efforts to create chaos in our country.
“As a party, we would not take kindly to anyone or group causing an unnecessary distraction for this administration through anti-democratic actions. As a country, we are several years behind where we ought to be."
The party, however, noted that President Buhari-led administration was focused on the onerous responsibility of delivering good governance, saying that the president is focused on revamping the moribund infrastructure, growing the economy, fighting corruption, creating the right environment for the teeming youths to deploy their creative energies.
APC added that it has no room for anti-democratic forces and would always abide by the tenets of democracy.
“We have tried to find out the status of this character claiming to be a member of our party. If he turns out to be our member, we would ensure the party organ that has the responsibility to act on this matter promptly commence the process of expelling him. We are a progressive party and we do not have space for anti-democratic forces and charlatans.
“At the last National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party, President Buhari didn’t mince words and he is not the type that talks tongue in cheek. He pointedly said he would abide by the constitution and uphold the oath of office he took, swearing by the holy book he believes in. This is he said was beside his advanced age which made such an idea beyond his contemplation," the statement added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that member of the APC in Ebonyi state, Enya, appealed to the Federal High Court in Abakaliki to ask the National Assembly and the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, to remove the constitutional clauses stopping President Buhari from getting a third term in office.
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