The All Progressives Congress (APC) has granted waver to new people joining the part in the area of contesting for elective posts.
The National Executive Committee (NEC), which approved this position at its meeting today, December 8 at the presidential villa, Abuja, emphasized that waver was also granted those who are desirous of joining the party in the nearest future.
“By this, such new members will enjoy all the benefits and privileges accruable by virtue of their membership of the party.
” So, they will be able to contest for positions in the party; they will be able to contest elections without any requirement of being members for number of years or period of time.”
Briefing newsmen after the meeting which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Governor of Kaduna State, Nasiru Ahmed El-Rufai said that NEC of the party also approved the extension of the tenure of Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee led by Mai Mala Buni, which expires in 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.”
Governor El-Rufai said that 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.
“The fourth resolution, 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.
” Finally, the NEC condemns in very strong terms, the call by the PDP leadership and some of their cheer leaders for the resignation of Mr. President. NEC observes that security challenges though regrettable can only be addressed when all interest, civil and military, governments and opposition, security forces and indeed all citizens collaborate irrespective of party affiliation. This is not the time to politicize security.”