The current National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been dissolved.
This formed part of decisions taken on Thursday at the meeting of the APC National Executive Council at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The party took the decision to dissolve its NWC based on the recommendations of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The President also called for the immediate suspension of all pending litigations involving the party and its members, as well as the ratification of the party’s governorship primary election recently conducted in Edo State.
He condemned the recent crisis within the party, stressing the need for members to enforce party discipline.
The party, therefore, appointed Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, to head the new Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee for the party.
The governor was immediately sworn in at the meeting by the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami.
Meanwhile, President Buhari told party chieftains at the meeting that mutating disagreements could lead to the self-destruction of the party with dire consequences.
He also urged all members to withdraw all pending litigations against one another and settle for internal conciliation
The President warned that the gains of the APC could be reversed as conflicts overshadow the primary objective of service to the people.
He, therefore, appealed to party members to refocus on the larger picture and place more emphasis on uniting the APC.
According to him, there are also other associated disputes as to the legitimacy of holders of certain national offices of the party while the APC is contending with judicial claims and counter-claims, orders and counter-orders, as well as judgments and counter-judgments that are predominantly at cross-purposes.
“Confronted with these issues, it is obvious that the fortunes of the party are currently in jeopardy, administration of our party is becoming impossible and there is consequently an urgent need for intervention to immediately arrest further drifts and internal wrangling which may lead to total disintegration,” the President warned.
He stated, “What we see clearly emerging, is that we are beginning to self-destruct. This, my dear party members, is not just regrettable but utterly gut-wrenching.”
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