The Director-General of the Progressive Governors’ Forum, Salihu Moh Lukman, has charged the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, to hold a National Executive Council meeting of the party or resign immediately.
Lukman stated this while reacting to the crisis rocking the state chapter of the party across the country.
He further claimed in a statement that the National Working Committee, an administrative organ of the party and some members of the NEC had hijacked the responsibilities of the apex decision-making organ of the party, the NEC, which he said seemed to have been suspended.
In the statement he entitled ‘APC and our Inconceivable Organisational Challenges: Urgent Call to our Leaders,’ he noted that many of the crises facing state chapter of the party which has caused the party to lose out in its stronghold could have been prevented by the NEC or National Caucus meeting of the party.
The statement reads, “Side by side with the news of the vote of no confidence was also the discomforting report of the Federal High Court judgment in Abuja disqualifying Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo as our Deputy Governorship candidate for the November 16, 2019, Bayelsa election.”
“While expecting that every necessary step will be taken to vacate the judgment, it is very depressing for every committed party member to be subjected to such ignominious reality, which only reminds us of our reckless conducts in states like Zamfara, Rivers, Bauchi and Adamawa, which chiefly gave away electoral victories to PDP.”
“Instead of focusing on working to win elections, we are busy undermining ourselves. All these are ominous signs that we are about to re-enact the Zamfara, Rivers, Bauchi and Adamawa experiences in Bayelsa.”
“It is Bayelsa today, Anambra, Edo, and Ondo are being set up for similar experiences. Somehow, unfortunately, the National Executive Council (NEC) of the party, which is the organ vested with the statutory responsibility of responding to all these challenges appear to be suspended.”
He noted that the last time NEC met was in August 2018 and in its place, the NWC, which is an administrative organ with the responsibility of implementing decisions of NEC and other higher organs have taken over the duties of NEC.