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Supreme Court: APC Governors Hold Emergency Meeting




Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will today, Friday, hold an emergency meeting in Abuja over the ruling of the Supreme Court.

Naija News reports that Supreme Court judgment on the Ondo State governorship election involving Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and Eyitayo Jegede had attracted controversy.

Judges at the Apex Court had reportedly unanimously agreed that it was illegal for Mai Mala Buni to be the governor of Yobe State and also hold an elective position.

They agreed on the constitutional point that a sitting governor could not hold the dual elective position of governor and party national chairman.

However, the majority of the judges (4-3) dismissed Jegede’s appeal over failure to had the APC chairman as a defendant in the suit.

President Muhammadu Buhari’s aide and the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo, had called on the APC to stop its scheduled nationwide congresses.

It was gathered that following the controversy that greeted the ruling, APC governor will meet today to discuss the state and local government congresses holding on Saturday.

The Chairman of the APC in Borno State and Chairman of the party’s Chairmen’s Forum, Ali Bukar Dalori, who gave these hints in an interview with The PUNCH Maiduguri, stated that the outcome of the meeting would determine whether or not the party would go ahead with state and local government congresses scheduled to start on Saturday (tomorrow).

Asked him if the party was going ahead with the congresses, Dalori stated, “You know I am a loyal party man …The party communicated to us to continue with preparations for the congresses pending the outcome of their meeting tomorrow.

“The state governors are meeting tomorrow so I cannot categorically say whether we’ll hold the congresses or they will say we should postpone them.

“The governors have converged on Abuja for an emergency meeting tomorrow. After that meeting, we’ll know the position of the party and the direction they want to follow. Don’t worry, by tomorrow we shall know what’s going to happen.”

Source: Naija News

George Oshogwe Ogbolu is a Digital Media Strategist | Content Writer | Journalist | New Media Influencer | Proofreader and a Deputy Editor at Naija News.