The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said any State Caretaker Committee that swears in any person or group of persons not elected through a congress conducted by the designated National Congress Committee of the Party is null, void.
The party, in a statement yesterday, said it would look into complaints.
The statement by National Secretary John James Akpanudoedehe reads: “I am honoured to welcome you great patriots of our party, the APC.
The National Chairman, APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), H.E. (Hon) Mai Mala Buni thanked all the Chairmen, Secretaries and members of the various congress committees for volunteering to serve our great party at the time of renewal and re-engineering.
“As President Muhammadu Buhari would always admonish his envoys, we urge you to go to your various states of primary assignment with confidence, dignity, commitment and pride.
“We also use this opportunity to reiterate the resolution of NEC of our party to severely sanction members and their sponsors who take the party to court. His Excellency (Hon) Mai Mala Buni is determined to carry out to the letter the instructions of our leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, which is to rebuild the party, button up. The process has reached an advanced stage.
“Rest assured that your assignment, as well as the earlier Ward Congresses nationwide, is legally protected. We are on solid ground.
“Consequently, the CECPC ratifies and adopts the results of the party’s earlier nationwide Ward Congresses held on Saturday July 31st, 2021.
“There is no need for any further inauguration. Any State Caretaker Committee who swears in any person or group of persons who are not elected through a congress conducted by the designated National Congress Committee of the Party is null, void and of no effect. However, where there are still complaints, the CECPC would be fair to all.
“Accordingly, the CECPC hereby directs you all to go and conduct nation-wide Local Government (LGA) Congresses on Saturday, September 4, 2021, as contained in the official timetable/schedule of activities released by the party.”