APC threatens to expel members championing third-term

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has issued a statement; in reaction to a lawsuit filed by a member of the party, Charles Enya.

Enya’s suit seeks an amendment of the constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari; to run for a third term in office.

However, the APC National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu on Thursday, November 28; said Buhari means to step down after the completion of his second term.

The spokesman recalled that Buhari pointedly said; he would abide by and uphold the oath of office he took, swearing by the holy book he believes in.

The statement reads, “The NEC meeting highlights released to the media by the party equally quoted the President admonishing APC members; leaders and elected officials to reposition themselves in their respective constituencies; so as to sustain the administration’s landmark legacies beyond 2023 when the President’s constitutionally permitted terms end.

“The president said history would not be fair to members if the APC collapses after his second term. What better proof is required of the President’s resolve to abide by the constitution on term limit?

“The Party is, however; by this statement sending a strong signal to such other busybodies like Charles Enya; who may be contemplating testing the resolve of our government on our mission; to work for the best for our country to be ready to face the law.

“As a party, we would not take kindly to anyone or group causing an unnecessary distraction for this administration through anti-democratic actions. As a country, we are several years behind where we ought to be.

“We have tried to find out the status of this character claiming to be a member of our party. If he turns out to be our member; we would ensure the party organ that has the responsibility to act on this matter promptly commence the process of expelling him.

“We are a progressive party and we do not have space for anti-democratic forces and charlatans.”

Ng daily

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