By Adenike Lucas
A meeting will be held by the National Executive Committee, NEC of the All Progressives Congress on the tenure of John Oyegun-led National Working Committee, NWC.
The NEC previously agreed to extend Mr Oyegun’s tenure as chairman of the party. However, the former governor of Lagos, Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu was not happy with the decision.
President Muhammadu Buhari, stating Article 17 Sub-section 1 of the Party constitution which recommends a four year tenure for all elected officials, has asked that the NEC rescinds the decision it made on February 27.
Few hours before the meeting is to hold, Jock Alamba, a member of APC non-NWC forum has expressed his support for the President.
Mr Alamba, spokesman of the forum, who had previously supported the decision to prolong the tenure of the current leaders, had a change of mind having heard superior argument made in line with the party constitution.
He said so in a statement he gave to newsmen on Sunday.
“President Buhari’s concern for due process is legendary that we could not underrate his concern that since the law is an ass, our most likely 2019 presidential and other electoral victories should not be toyed or placed in jeopardy with legal niceties or put in harms way of fortune hunters.
He adds: “Our position is reaffirmed after a careful survey, which shows that 99 per cent of the entire membership and governors of our great party are in support of the president’s second term bid. It is a common position that for the overall interest of our great country that the president should complete the critical infrastructural foundations he is laying.
“This means that with all hands on deck, we can avoid the risk of rancorous and conflict ridden intra-party elections which made majority of our leaders to clamour for one year elongation of tenure on the eve of February 27, 2018, National Executive Council (NEC) meeting.”
The spokesperson of the party, Bolaji Abdullahi has stated that the NEC decision stands.
A meeting is expected to take place at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja today to discuss the final decision on the matter.