Buhari makes dramatic u-turn, rejects Oyegun’s tenure elongation
President Muhammadu Buhari made a dramatic u-turn that shocked members of party, All Progressives Congress, (APC) National Executive Committee; (NEC) as he discountenanced the tenure elongation earlier granted the party’s leadership in last meeting.
President had in his address at the meeting of the party leadership Tuesday morning Abuja asked the National Executive Committee (NEC) to consider reversing the tenure extension of the party’s national working committee (NWC) led by its chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun.
President Buhari described as illegal the contentious extension of the tenure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) and other state officials of the party.
The president, who spoke at the party’s national headquarters in Abuja, said that after seeking legal advice from the Ministry of Justice, he came to the conclusion that their action of February 27, 2018 contravened both the party’s and Nigeria constitution.
He further noted that though he was part of the resolution to extend the tenure, he has however realised that their action may ruin the chances of the party in the 2019 general elections, insisting that the national officers must resign a month to the expiration of their tenure and fresh elections conducted into the positions.