The APC also extended the tenure of the Buni-led caretaker committee.
The National Executive Council (NEC) of Nigeria’s ruling party, APC, has dissolved all its executive committees across the states and zones in the country.
This was disclosed by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna who briefed journalists after the NEC meeting.
“NEC approved the immediate dissolution of the party organs at the polling units, wards, local government, states, and zonal levels as well as the non-National Working Committee component of the National Executive Committee as well as their immediate reconstitution and composition of the dissolved EXCOs to serve in their respective offices in a caretaker committee capacity but excluding the non-NWC members of NEC,” he said.
As foretold, the NEC also extended the Mala Buni-led national caretaker committee’s tenure by another six months. It also expelled the party’s former vice-chairman (South-South), Hilliard Eta.
“National Executive Committee of the party approves the extension of the tenure of Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee led by Mai Mala Buni, which expires on December 25, 2020, for another
six months period, to terminate on 30th of June, 2021. This is to enable the Caretaker and Convention Planning Committee to conclude its assignment as laid before NEC.
“NEC approved the expulsion of Ntufam Hilliard Eta from the party for flaunting the directives of NEC to discontinue all litigation against the party and its members,” Mr. El-Rufai said.
Mr. Eta, an ally of the former national chairperson, Adams Oshiomhole, was expelled for his refusal to withdraw a lawsuit filed against the party, an act the party tagged as a disregard for President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive issued during the June emergency meeting.
In his remarks at the virtual NEC meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Buhari expressed his satisfaction with the performance of the 13-member caretaker committee and projected a better performance in the coming days.
He hinged his assessment of the committee’s performance on the defection of members of opposition parties to the ruling APC and the “remarkably new atmosphere of hope” eminent in the party.