Buhari To Attend APC NEC Meeting
The meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), National Executive Committee, (NEC), will hold today, Monday in Abuja, and President Buhari is expected to attend the meeting before proceeding to the United Kingdom.
Edegbe Odemwingie, the APC Assistant Director, Publicity, confirmed this to journalists yesterday in Abuja.
The reason behind setting up of the meeting is to strike 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.
Recall that as published in earlier reports by Naija News, the APC NEC meeting in February, moved for the controversial extension of the tenures of the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led APC NWC and other party officials across all levels by one year.
President Buhari, however, after due consultation with legal experts, submitted that the tenure elongation contravened not only the party constitution but also the Nigerian constitution.
Today’s NEC meeting is therefore 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 are the reports of the party’s committee on Constitution Review and True Federalism.