The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for declaring the elongation of the tenure of John Odigie-Oyegun and members of his National Working Committee, NWC, as illegal.
Tinubu in a statement issued on Tuesday said that President Buhari’s action has saved APC from serious legal turmoil.
The national leader said the straight manner in which the president made the pronouncement affirmed the APC “remains faithful to the principles of internal democracy and the rule of law.”
Recall that the APC had in its NEC meeting on February 28 extended the tenure of members of NWC led by Odigie-Oyegun by one year.
The decision, however, did not go down well with Tinubu, who had been in conflict with the national chairman of the party.
President Buhari who addressed the National Executive Committee of the APC earlier today told a packed hall at the APC national secretariat to cancel the tenure extension of Odigie-Oyegun and members of his NWC.
The President noted that, “it is against the party constitution and the Nigerian constitution.” He then presented the matter “for discussion” at the meeting.
Buhari also hinted that he is having a change of heart because he doesn’t want the party’s activities to be faulted by any court of law.