The Senator Abiola Ajimobi-led National Working Committee (APC) has turned down the invitation to attend the virtual Emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of scheduled for Thursday, stating that President Muhammadu Buhari was ill- advised in approving the meeting.
The NWC, which met for several hours on Wednesday night, rose at 9.45 pm, telling Buhari in no uncertain terms that the proposed NEC meeting was illegal and that attending a meeting called by Chief Victor Giadom would amount to an endorsement of illegality.
A statement issued after the marathon emergency NWC meeting implored the President Buhari to avail himself of the facts of the matter.
The statement signed by Hillard Eta and Waziri Bulama, respectively Acting National Chairman and Secretary reads:
“We wish to unequivocally state that members of the National Working Committee (NWC) believe that the President was offered wrong advice or blackmailed into lending his weighty office to the illegality of the National Executive Committee meeting purportedly convened by one Victor Giadom on 25th June, 2020.
“We hereby respectfully implore Mr President to kindly avail himself with facts of the matter regarding the impasse presently experienced by the Party so as to guide him in his assessment of the matter because we are sure that the President if properly advised, would come to the conclusion that the meeting convened by Chief Victor Giadom bothers on illegality and criminality.
“The National Working Committee (NWC) regrets to turn down the invitation to the illegal and unconstitutional National Executive Committee (NEC) convened by Chief Victor Giadom.
“We believe that attending such a meeting will amount to embracing illegalities and turning a blind eye to the infractions on the Constitution of our great Party.”