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NEC Didn’t Endorse Buhari For Second Term – APC

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L-R: President Muhammadu Buhari and APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) said on Wednesday that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party during the last meeting did not endorse President Muhammadu Buhari for the second term.

The party said it only passed a vote of confidence on Buhari and the John Odigie-Oyegun-led National Working Committee.

APC National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, disclosed this to Punch in Abuja on Wednesday.

Responding to a question whether the endorsement of Buhari for a second term in 2019 was part of the discussions in the meeting, Abdullahi replied, “No.”

He said, “You will recall that the Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, addressed this issue while responding to a question on the issue of 2019 at yesterday (Tuesday’s) briefing when he said, the President has not said he wants to contest and that for now, his focus is on the issue of governance, so the issue of endorsing him (President) for a second term in 2019 did not arise.”

Meanwhile, the National Chairman of the APC, John Odigie-Oyegun, on Wednesday in Abuja said the party members can express contrary opinions on the decision of the party’s NEC to extend the tenure of party executives at all levels while reacting to a question on the views expressed by some party members condemning the decision to extend the tenure of the APC NEC and party executives at all levels.

The NEC meeting held in Abuja, on Tuesday and voted in favour the extension of the tenure of the Odigie-Oyegun and all elected and appointed party executives at all levels by 12 months.


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