By Chuka Callys Mbamaluh.
A High Court siting in Jos, capital of Plateau State has granted an Order compelling the Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Victor Giadom, to proceed with the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting fixed for Thursday, June 25, 2020.
The Order was made following an exparte application by the Chairman of Plateau State Chapter of the APC, Mr. Latep Dabang, who is also a member of the Party’s NEC
He submitted that the provision of the Party’s Constitution on convening quarterly NEC meetings has been serially abused and ignored by the present National Working Committee(NWC), leading to a litany of illegalities by the NWC.
It would be recalled that President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday, gave his nod for an emergency NEC meeting to be convened to save the Party from the multiple crises bedeviling it.
It was learnt that letters have been sent out to all the Governors and members of the National Assembly who are NEC members.
Also,Governors and lawmakers would be seated at the Council Chambers with the President while
others would join by virtual means.
It was also gathered that the visitors list at the Presidential Villa which contains the names of NEC members expected at the parley has been prepared, confirming the clear endorsement of the meeting by President Buhari.
Political paundits this order, all is now set for a full reconciliatory meeting of the APC tomorrow led by the President.
Similarly, Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant,Media and Publicity to the President also said the President has been adequately briefed on the position of the law regarding the position of Chief Giadom as Acting National Chairman of the Party.
In response to enquiries by some State House Correspondents,Shehu said:
“The President has 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.”
” Because he will always act in accordance with the law, the President will be attending the virtual meeting Giadom called for tomorrow afternoon.”
“We urge the media to stop promoting manufactured controversies and to not give any further room for mischievous interpretations of the law on this matter.”
“In addition to the President, the Giadom meeting will, hopefully, be attended by our Governors and the leaders of the National Assembly.”