The National working committee NWC of the All Progressive Congress APC has turned down the invitation of the National Executive committee claiming that Muhammadu Buhari has been blackmailed.
The National Executive Committee convened by Victor Giadom and scheduled to hold 25th June 2020.
The APC NWC described the NEC meeting illegal and unconstitutional.
Meanwhile Buhari has finally Backed Victor Giadom led Chairmanship of the party.
In a four- paragraph statement jointly signed by Acting National Chairman, Ntufam Hillard Etagbo Eta and Acting National Secretary Arc. Waziri Bulama, after an emergency NWC meeting that lasted for about four hours, they said attending such a meeting will amount to embracing illegalities and turning a blind eye to the infractions on the Constitution of the party.
The NWC further said that it believed that the President was ill advised.
The statement reads: “We wish to unequivocally state that members of the National Working Committee (NWC) believe that the President was offered wrong advice or blackmailed into lending his weighty office to the illegality of the National Executive Committee meeting purportedly convened by one Victor Giadom on 25th June, 2020.
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“We hereby respectfully implore Mr. President to kindly avail himself with facts of the matter regarding the impasse presently experienced by the party so as to guide him in his assessment of the matter because we are sure that the President, if properly advised, would come to the conclusion that the meeting convened by Chief Victor Giadom bothers on illegality and criminality.
“The National Working Committee (NWC) regrets to turn down the invitation to the illegal and unconstitutional National Executive Committee (NEC) convened by Chief Victor Giadom.
“We believe that attending such a meeting will amount to embracing illegalities and turning a blind eye to the infractions on the Constitution of our great Party.”