APC: Plan To Extend Oyegun’s Tenure Exposed
All may not have been settled over the plan by the National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to elongate the tenure of its officials.
A memo by the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun has shown that the tenure elongation may be sponsored in to the party through the back door.
Recalled that the National Executives Committee of the party endorsed tenure elongation in its February 27 meeting but had to revert the decision on March 27, after President Muhammadu Buhari kicked against the elongation.
Buhari had described as illegal the plan to extend the tenure of the national and state officials of the party by one more year.
He advised that the party held a national congress where the new executive member would be chosen.
The NEC in its previous meeting asked the Plateau State Governor Simon Lalong’s Committee to look at the tenure elongation issue and come up with recommendations.
In its recommendation, the committee proposed an elective national congress of the party to choose new officials as it allows the present officials to recontest if they so wish.
The committee also recommended that in a situation where the Congress could not be held, a tenure elongation would be the next option.
“This is what Oyegun is now hammering on, a prominent member of the party had said.
He stated that Oyegun was trying to frustrate the plan to organize the congress so that he could stay for another year.