One of those laying claim to the position of the acting National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Victor Giadom, has expressed worry over some members of the party who do not want to surrender to a “higher organ”.
Earlier, it was reported that the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), said he would attend a virtual APC National Executive Council meeting on Thursday called by Giadom.
Buhari also said he “received very convincing advice on the position of the law as far as the situation in the party is concerned and has determined that the law is on the side of Victor Giadom as Acting National Chairman.”
Speaking later on Wednesday evening on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Giadom said he expects the President to attend the meeting, adding that all other APC excos have been invited.
He, however, stressed that only the NEC could resolve the crisis rocking the party.
Giadom said, “Well, I don’t speak for the Presidency but the President as the leader of the party has been invited tomorrow and we expect that he will attend the meeting.
“First, the agenda is to look at the ongoing crisis in the party and find solution to them. My position is very clear. The National Working Committee cannot resolve the present situation in our party; a higher organ of the party which is the National Executive Committee of the party has the responsibility to wade into the situation that we find ourselves.
“But I am worried about some of my colleagues who do not want to surrender the situation that we find ourselves to a higher organ of the party that can find solution for all of us.
“I, therefore, want to advise everybody, my colleagues and the entire NEC members to avail themselves to the zoom code that has been circulated to them and attend the meeting as scheduled.
“NEC will decide, I am not aware there is any intention to dissolve the National Working Committee, that is not before me. That is why is at the meeting that a collective decision of the entire NEC will prevail at the end of the day.”