- A major shakeup in the APC has affected its state and zonal organs across the country
- The latest move is part of efforts to strengthen the party after the appointment of a caretaker committee
- President Buhari has expressed confidence in the Mala Buni-led caretaker committee
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced the dissolution of all state, zonal and national structures of the party.
The party made the announcement on Tuesday, December 8, at an emergency meeting held at the presidential villa in Abuja, This Day reported.
The move was part of the decision reached by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party.
Premium Times reported that President Buhari who attended the meeting said the Mala Buni caretaker committee had succeeded in bringing a new atmosphere of hope to the party.
Meanwhile, Hilliard Eta, a former national vice-chairman, south-south of the APC has been expelled from the party.
According to Channels TV, Eta was expelled on Tuesday, December 8, by the party's national executive committee.
The Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai informed journalists that the refusal of Eta to withdraw the court case instituted against the caretaker committee prompted his expulsion.
However, has Eta vowed to challenge his expulsion from the ruling party in court.
The Sun reported that the expelled APC chieftain said the court of law will determine the action of the party's National Executive Committee (NEC).
In another report, the APC took some key decisions on new defectors ahead of the 2023 general elections.
Among those who will benefit from this waiver are Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi and Yakubu Dogara, a former speaker of the House of Representatives.
Still on politics, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the dissolution of the APC structures nationwide.
The opposition party in a statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, its spokesman asked the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to officially deregister Nigeria's ruling party.
He argued that the APC no longer has an operational structure required by law.
Ologbondiyan alleged that the weight of failure, as well as corruption, economic recession and hardship forced the APC to exit itself from the nation’s atmosphere.
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