APC protesters storm party's national secretariat, demand dissolution of NWC

APC protesters storm party's national secretariat, demand dissolution of NWC

- The national secretariat of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) came under siege from protesters

- The protesters mainly youths demanded the dissolution of the ruling party's National Working Committee (NWC)

- This is coming as the crisis rocking the ruling party continues to take different turns

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A youth group under the aegis of Concerned All Progressives Congress (APC) members has stormed the national secretariat of the party and called for the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC).

In a report by Nigerian Tribune, the group on Monday, June 22, protested at the party's headquarters stating that since 2015, the working committee has been undermining President Muhammadu Buhari's legacies.

The APC youth group went on to note that instead of the NWC to be supporting the Nigerian leader they have been working against President Buhari.

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They urged party leaders such as Bola Ahmed Tinubu, president of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, and speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to act.

APC protesters storm party's national secretariat, demand dissolution of NWC

Concerned All Progressives Congress (APC) members protesting at the national secretariat. Photo credit: Deji Adeyanju/Twitter
Source: Twitter

Comrade Okpoku Ogenyi, the coordinator and spokesman of the APC group also urged the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) to immediately begin the process of the dissolution.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Victor Giadom, the Rivers politician who recently declared himself national chairman of the governing but troubled All Progressives Congress, has been suspended.

On Sunday, June 21, Giadom was suspended over allegations of gross disobedience of the APC constitution. The former deputy national secretary was hit with the sanction by the party's branch in Rivers state.

The report quoted Livingstone Wechie, spokesperson to the acting chairman of the party in the state, Igo Aguma, as giving the confirmation. According to Wechie, Giadom was suspended after a committee investigated the allegations against him and came up with its report.

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However, Giadom described his suspension as a fluke and weak. Reacting to his suspension, the former deputy national secretary described the sanction as "ineffective and contemptuous."

Giadom, who spoke through his lawyer Oluwole Afolabi, insisted that the suspension is in contempt with a subsisting court order affirming him as the acting chairman of the ruling party.

“The law is trite that a member of a political party cannot be suspended from the party while he’s in court asserting a vested right as a member of the party,” Afolabi said.

In a related development, a top chieftain of the party insisted that Giadom did not resign his position as the deputy national secretary.

Speaking against the position of the party's NWC, Salihu Mustapha who is the northeast vice-chairman, said Giadom was granted a waiver when he contested the deputy governor position of Rivers in 2018.

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Source: Legit

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