The forum of the Non-National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) wants the party to take stringent disciplinary actions against party members who have dragged the party to court over the tenure extension resolution.
In a communiqué issued at the end of a meeting held on Thursday in Abuja, the Forum said such members had not exhausted the internal arbitration mechanism of the party to present their grievances as contained in the party’s constitution.
It also affirmed the position of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) to extend the tenure of all executives of the party to one year, including that of a founding member of the party, Alhaji Nasiru Danu and 17 others.
“The Non-NWC members forum of the ruling party, APC at its meeting on March 21, 2018 passed the following resolutions: “Re-affirms the position taken by NEC at the last NEC meeting on February 27, 2018 principally on the tenure extension to its party officers at all levels.
“Urges the NWC of the party to take necessary disciplinary action in consonance with the party constitution in respect of those who sued the party without exhausting the party’s internal mechanism in respect of their complaints or grievances as contained in our constitution,” the communiqué read.
The 5th APC NEC meeting had agreed to extend the tenure of all elected and appointed officers of the party in the 36 states, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and at the national level. Their current tenure should have expired on June 20, 2018.
On Wednesday, the party’s Publicity Secretary in Zamfara State, Alhaji Gwamna Mayanchi said they had gone to a Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge the “illegal” tenure elongation of the Chief John Odigie-Oyegun led NWC.