We Won’t Attend GiadomThe National Working Committee of the All Progressive Congress (APC), has threatened to boycott the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting convened by Victor Giadom, saying it’s “illegal and unconstitutional.’
President Buhari had earlier on Wednesday recognised Giadom as the party’s acting national chairman and declared he would attend the virtual National Executive Council meeting convened by Giadom on Thursday.
However, in a statement signed by Ntufam Hillard Etta and Waziri Bulama, Ag National Secretary of APC on Wednesday evening, the NWC said it would boycott the NEC meeting convened by Giadom because it was unconstitutional.
The statement read, “The National Working Committee (NWC) regrets to turn down the Invitation to the illegal and unconstitutional National Executive Committee (NEC) convened by Chief Victor Giadom.
“We believe that attending such a meeting will amount to embracing illegalities and turning a blind eye to the infractions on the Constitution of our great Party.
The NWC urged President Muhammad Buhari not to attend the virtual NEC meeting, adding that his doing so will amount to backing illegality and criminality.
“We wish to unequivocally state that members of the National Working Committee (NWC believe that the President was offered wrong advice or blackmailed into lending his weighty office to the illegality of the National Executive Committee meeting purportedly convened by one Victor Giadom on 25 June, 2020
“We hereby respectfully implore Mr. President to kindly avail himself with facts of the matter regarding the impasse presently experienced by the Party so to guide him in his assessment of the matter because we are sure that the President if properly advised, would come to the conclusion that the meeting convened by Chief Victor Giadom bothers on illegality and criminality”, the statement read.
Since an Appeal Court upheld the suspension of APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, the party has been in crisis as members scramble to be in control of its leadership.