Tenure Elongation: APC Takes Final Decision On Oyegun Today

Tenure Elongation: APC Takes Final Decision On Oyegun Today

By Wires | The Trent on April 9, 2018
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All Progressives Congress (APC) Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun pictured with President Muhammadu Buhari (r) at the NEC meeting of the Party on March 24, 2016

The meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, National Executive Committee, NEC, will hold on Monday, April 9, 2018, in Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari would attend the meeting before proceeding to the United Kingdom.

Edegbe Odemwingie, the APC assistant director, Publicity, confirmed this to journalists on Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Abuja.

The main purpose of the meeting is to reach a final decision on the tenure elongation saga after last Friday’s submission of the report of a 10-man NEC Technical Committee led by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State.

The committee was believed to have recommended the conduct of fresh congresses and national convention after President Muhammadu Buhari had secured the backing of most APC governors.

APC NEC meeting in February had approved a controversial extension of the tenures of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led APC NWC and other party officials across all levels by one year.

But President Buhari said the outcome of his consultations with legal experts showed that the tenure elongation contravened not only the party constitution but also the Nigerian constitution.

Today’s NEC meeting is expected to endorse the demand for congresses and convention and announce the dates for the exercise.

Other key issues expected to be tabled at today’s discussion were the reports of the party’s committee on Constitution Review and True Federalism.

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