- The Abuja Governance Roundtable (AGR) has cautioned the sacked APC NWC not to disobey President Muhammadu Buhari
- The group was reacting to reports that the sacked NWC was heading to court despite Buhari's stance on the APC crisis
- The group warned the aggrieved APC leaders about the consequences of their action in a democracy
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A group, Abuja Governance Roundtable (AGR), has cautioned the former chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and his supporters to stop disobeying President Muhammadu Buhari.
The group was reacting to reports that the sacked National Working Committee (NWC) of the APC headed by Oshiomhole was heading to court over the pronunciation of President Buhari, stressing that their actions are tantamount to treason.
President Buhari had suggested that the NWC be disbanded, a position adopted by the National Executive Committee.
According to the convener of the group, Dr Ebiowei Freeman, in a statement sent to journalists on Friday, June 26, he said anyone who attempts to go against a president in a presidential system of government is liable to face treasonable charges.
President Buhari had also warned all members of the ruling party to discontinue all forms of litigations and embrace peace.
Furthermore, confirmed reports indicate that Mr Igo Aguma of the Rivers chapter of the party may have gone to court summoning some top members of the party like Senator Andrew Uchendu and Hon. Sekonte Davies for alleged contempt of court.
“These individuals are said to be defiant against the presidential directive. It is the position of this group that the refusal of these individuals constitutes a direct confrontation with the president,” the AGR said in the statement.
Dr Freeman further warned the aggrieved APC leaders about the consequences of their action in a democracy.
Recall that a civil society organisation, Centre for Public Trust (CPT), had lamented that the current crisis in the APC is a handiwork of organised centrifugal forces who are interested in capturing the presidency in 2023.
This was contained in a statement issued by the acting senior program officer of the group, Mr Simon Pam, titled: APC Crisis: The Hand of Esau and the Voice of Jacob.
The non-profit group expressed fear at the turn of events in the APC and predicted that the crisis in Edo state may lead to needless bloodshed during the forthcoming elections.
They called on the security agencies to stay on alert to avert any outbreak of disorder.
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