The National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has dissolved the party’s National Working Committee (NWC).
On June 2018, Adams Oshiomhole was elected APC national chairman during a national convention.
The committee presides over its national activities and runs day to day governance of the party.
Adams Oshiomhole, since 2018 has been the National Working Committee (NWC) Chairmain until his suspension from the party which was upheld by a Court of Appeal in Abuja last week.
The suspension of Oshiomhole plunged the party into a leadership crisis as two different factions battled for control.
One of the claimants to Oshiomhole’s vacant position, Victor Giadom convened a NEC meeting at the Presidential Villa where the dissolution decision was made on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari recommended, among other things, the dissolution of the NWC in his opening speech, urging NEC to take the party’s current issues very seriously.
The president recommended that all ongoing court cases filed in connection with the party crisis be withdrawn.
“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,” he said.
Mai Mala Buni, Yobe State Governor was immediately appointed as the chairman of the party’s caretaker committee and extraordinary national convention.
A national convention is expected to be conducted for the election of new executives within the next six months.