- The APC will not be making any major appointment before its NEC meeting
- This was the decision of a high court in Sokoto on Monday, March 16
- The order was delivered by Justice Mohammed Mohammed
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has been restrained by a high court in Sokoto from appointing Mallam Lanre Issa-Onilu or any other member of the party into major positions.
The restraining order was read out by Justice Mohammed Mohammed on Monday, March 16, Nigerian Tribune reports.
The court held that the ruling party can only make an appointment by national convention.
The decision of the court came after an application filed by Inuwa Abdulkadir, the national vice chairman (northwest) who challenged the recent appointment of Issa-Onilu.
Abdulkadir told the court that Issa- Onilu's appointment was a violation of the APC's constitution.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the APC had constituted a new 12-member reconciliation committee.
Legit.ng gathered that the news of the committee was announced in a statement issued on Monday, February 10, by Issa-Onilu, in Abuja.
He said President Muhammadu Buhari and the leadership of the APC reviewed the membership of the party’s national reconciliation committee and came up with the twelve names that would carry out the responsibility.
The committee was empowered to address grievances of party members across the country and resolve existing conflicts, all with a view to fostering oneness, strengthen the party for better governance and ensure unity of purpose within the party.
Issa-Onilu also noted that the committee would be inaugurated on Tuesday, February 11, at the APC national secretariat by 3 pm.
Also, Legit.ng reported that the APC had urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to de-register more political parties.
The ruling party explained that such move will sanitise Nigeria’s electoral system. Nwachukwu Eze, the chairman of Ebonyi chapter of APC made the call in Abakaliki.
Eze said that the de-registration process should continue until the country has a maximum of six political parties.
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