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Fresh Crisis Looms in Edo APC

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Fresh Crisis Looms in Edo APC

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A fresh crisis is looming in the All Progressives Congress following renewed calls for an emergency National Executive Council meeting to address a brewing constitutional crisis .
Pioneer Deputy National Auditor of the APC, Captain Muhammad Jibrin , in a statement in Abuja on Sunday , called for the emergency NEC meeting to address constitutional breaches with respect to the scheduled Edo State governorship primary .
Jibrin urged the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ) , as well as the APC National Leader , Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu , to save the party from a looming disaster .
He said , “ The NEC is the only constitutional body that has the final say on the issues ( at hand) .
“ This means that to roll back the creeping improprieties and lawlessness, NEC should summon an emergency meeting and thrash out the issues once and for all. ”
Jibrin said the party ’ s NEC can avoid a repeat of the Zamfara , Rivers and Bauchi states 2019 scenarios if it acted immediately because the issues at stake were constitutional .
The party chieftain said , “The contemplation of the drafters of the APC constitution is that direct primary means allowing all card – carrying party members to vote in a primary election. However , there are two issues that unless addressed , the whole exercise will be subjected to abuse and manipulation .

“ First , not every party member can vote or be voted for . Article 9 . 3 (i ) states that : ’ Only fully registered and financially up – to – date members of the party shall have the right to vote and be voted for into any of the elective positions , subject to the provisions made for such elections pursuant to this constitution or other laws or regulations.
“ Consequently , non – financial members shall not enjoy the above rights . How do you verify , under this situation, who is a financial member or not.

 

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