The National Executive Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress on Tuesday expelled a former National president , South-south, Ntufam Hilliard Eta.
The party’s NEC also dissolved states, zonal, and national party structures.
It also extended the tenure of the party’s caretaker extraordinary convention planning committee led by Governor Mai Buni by six months.
The decision was taken at a gathering of the committee attended by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); vice chairman Yemi Osinbajo, and other party chiefs.
Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, told State House correspondents at the top of the meeting that the party approved the expulsion of Eta for his failure to withdraw the court case instituted against the caretaker committee.
Earlier, the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), asked the leaders of APC to respect party decisions.
Buhari said this in his opening remarks at the continued meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The President said, “I want to appeal to all or any our party members and leaders in the least levels, to undertake and make the specified sacrifices in order that we are ready to collectively restore our progressive and democratic party , which may nurture and provides expression to our collective dream of building a robust , united and developed Nigeria.
“May i exploit this chance to remind all folks of the necessity to recreate our negotiation secret of 2012, 2013 under our legacy parties. What guided our success to realize the merger that produced the APC was the respect we were ready to have for every other.
“In those times, decisions reached at both formal and informal consultations were respected with trusted initiatives taken and believed that they were needed to supply the specified platform that would guarantee electoral victory.
“Everyone folks as leaders ensured that those decisions were respected. I even have through consultations of the caretaker committee and other leaders of the party, agree that our challenges within the party require that we take steps to rebuild the party from wards to national levels.”
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