By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA – Despite isolated pockets of resistance to its decision granting a one year tenure extension to the National Working Committee NWC, states and local governments party executives, the National Executive Committee NEC of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has again reaffirmed its earlier position.
The forum of non-NWC NEC members reaffirmed the stance at a meeting Wednesday night in Abuja, also urged the Party to take disciplinary actions against party members who took the party to court without exhausting internal party mechanisms, in line with the party’s constitution.
In a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting which had Alh. Nasiru Danu and 17 other signatories, the forum said; “The Non-NWC members forum of the ruling Party-APC at her meeting today the 21st March, 2018 passed the following resolutions:
“Re-affirmed its position taken by NEC at the last NEC meeting of February 27, 2018 principally on the tenure extension to its Party Officers at all levels.
“Urged the NWC of the Party to take necessary disciplinary action in consonance with the Party constitution in respect of those who sued the Party without exhausting the Party internal mechanisms in respect of their complaints or grievances as contained in our party constitution.”
Recall that at the end of the 5th meeting of the APC NEC, it was generally agreed by members to extend the tenure of all elected and appointed officers of the Party in the 36 states, the Federal Capital Territory FCT and at the national level.
The current tenure will end on June 30, 2018, but by this decision, all affected officers will continue in acting capacity for another period of 12 months after the expiration of their current terms.