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Oshiomhole’s NWC dissolved as Yobe gov becomes caretaker chairman

Oshiomhole’s NWC dissolved as Yobe gov becomes caretaker chairman
June 25
12:52 2020

The Adams Oshiomhole-led national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been dissolved.

Victor Giadom, acting national chairman of the party, announced the development at the national executive council (NEC) meeting of the party at the state house in Abuja.

Mai-Mala Buni, governor of Yobe state, was named chairman of the caretaker/extra-ordinary convention committee while the governor of Niger state was appointed as member, and Akpan Udoedehe as secretary.

Other members of the committee are Ken Nnamani, Stella Okorete, James Lalu, Abubakar Yusuf, Akinyemi Olaide, David Leon, Abba Ari, Tahir Mamman and Ismail Ahmed.


He was immediately sworn in by Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF).

Speaking after his appointment, the APC caretaker chairman, who is the former national secretary of the party, said: ”Today’s NEC meeting is a continuation of the last adjourned NEC meeting. So we are in no way in any aberration regarding the party constitution.”

The NWC had said the meeting was illegal because a seven-day notice is required to convoke a NEC meeting.


President Muhammadu Buhari recommended the dissolution of the NWC which NEC accepted.

But the council ratified all decisions taken regarding the Edo governorship primary election.

The APC was thrown into a leadership crisis after the court appeal upheld the suspension of Oshiomhole as the national chairman of the party.

Gaidom declared himself as acting national chairman but the NWC loyal to Oshiomhole called him an impostor and tussled with him over the leadership of the party.


But Buhari threw his weight behind Gaidom — an action which rankled the NWC.

The Oshiomhole-led NWC had announced it would boycott the meeting, describing the president’s decision to support Gaidom as ill-advised.

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  1. AK
    AK June 25, 13:04

    “The gods are not to be blamed”

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