- Former APC deputy national chairman Eta has angrily reacted to his expulsion from the ruling party
- Eta said the APC's action which was taken during a meeting at the Presidential Villa will be challenged in court
- Ironically, the APC chieftain's expulsion was based on his refusal to withdraw his lawsuit against the party's interim leadership
Hillard Eta, former deputy national chairman (South-south) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has vowed to challenge his expulsion from the ruling party in court.
The Sun reports that the expelled APC chieftain said the court of law will determine the action of the party's National Executive Committee (NEC).
"My expulsion is a matter for the court to decide."
Legit.ng had reported that the NEC approved Eta's expulsion following his failure to withdraw the court case he instituted against the party's national caretaker committee.
Eta was expelled on Tuesday, December 8, at an emergency meeting of the NEC that held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The meeting was attended by President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Other attendees include the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, and other party chiefs.
Meanwhile, the APC NEC has approved the extension of Governor Mai Buni-led caretaker committee by six months.
President Buhari urged the leaders of the party to respect the decision, saying Buni has succeeded in bringing a new atmosphere of hope to the party.
In another related development, the immediate past national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, said he has accepted his removal as the head of the ruling party.
BREAKING: Buhari, Osinbajo, Lawan, APC governors, other party leaders hold emergency meeting in Aso Rock (photos)
The former Edo state governor also stated that if given a second chance, he will not accept to lead the APC again.
Oshiomhole who made the disclosure in a statement on Monday, December 7, said that chapter of his political life is closed.
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