Our party, will no longer allow local quests for the control of power to influence our decisions,” he noted.
“We therefore, ask all Aspirants in the governorship primaries to report for fresh screening between Wednesday and Thursday. I call on all aspirants to remain in the APC as we guarantee fairness and justice to all concerned. The schedule and time for each aspirant shall be communicated.
“In addition to the above the Deputy Organising Secretary of the All Progressive Congress, Muhammad Sani lbrahim, shall immediately resume office as the Acting. National Organising Secretary in compliance with the judgement of the Federal High Court in suit no: FHC/ABJ/CS/733/2018 which removed the former National Organising Secretary, Emmanuel lbediro since September 24, 2018. This is to ensure strict compliance with the Rule of Law,” he directed.
He also announced the composition of the Primaries Appeal Panel, emphasising that having resigned to contest the position, Giadom has not been readmitted into the party.
“It is also noted that Victor Giadom had resigned to contest as Deputy Governor of the party in the last election and that the party has no recollection that the South-south zone of the party had represented him.
“Therefore the NWC has now asked the South-south of the party to present a member of the party to fill this position.
Three of our members, the National Vice Chairman South-east, Emma Eneukwu, The National Disabled Leader, Alh. Misbahu Didi and National Financial Secretary,” he said.
Speaking further, he said: “The meeting was properly attended, in this meeting we had 15 members of the NWC out of 21. The NWC resolved as follows. We are aware of the court order of Wednesday and in dealing with the matter we have resorted strictly to the Constitution of APC, because the Constitution is intended to deal with matters such as this.
Giving update on Edo guber, he said: “Following the ongoing Edo State primaries of the party, the NWC has constituted a seven-man election panel for the Edo primary elections that is scheduled to hold on June 22, 2020. The panel has these names; Senator Hopes Uzodinma as Chairman, Ajibola Bashiru as Secretary, Abdullahi Abbas, Ibrahim Sabo, Ojo Obioma, Hajia Amina Muhammad and Gbenga Elegbeleye as members.
For the primary election appeal committee, Prof. Mustapha Bello as chairman, Dr. Kayode Ajulo as secretary, Umar Ahmed, Nasir Dundun, and Rasaq Mahmud as members.