There appears to be no let up within the disaster rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Yesterday, the Impartial Nationwide Electoral Fee (INEC) mentioned the occasion may solely take away the Nationwide Chairman of Caretaker /Extraordinary Conference Planning Committee (CECPC), Governor Mai Mala Buni, and different officers after a 21-day discover to the electoral physique.
INEC mentioned it can not attend the emergency Nationwide Govt Committee (NEC) assembly of APC subsequent week as a result of the occasion was but to adjust to related legal guidelines and rules.
It faulted the occasion for notifying it of its NEC assembly with out the signatures of Buni and the Secretary of CECPC, Sen. John James Akpanudoedohe.
It requested APC to observe due course of if it needed to impact change of management.
INEC made its place recognized in a March 9, 2021 letter to APC by the Secretary, Mrs. Rose Oriaran-Anthony.
The letter was in response to APC’s March 8, 2021 discover to INEC to carry a NEC assembly to ratify the selection of Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello as its new chairman.
However the electoral company mentioned the legal guidelines don’t have provision for emergency change of management by any occasion.
INEC’s letter reads: “RE: INVITATION TO THE EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (NEC). Please consult with your letter Ref. APC/NHDQ/INEC/019/022/32, dated 8” March 2022.
“The fee attracts your consideration to the truth that the discover for the assembly was not signed by the Nationwide Chairman and Nationwide Secretary of the CECPC opposite to the supply of the Article 1.1.3 of the Fee’s Rules and Pointers for Poiitical Celebration Operations (2018).
“ Moreover, the APC is reminded of the supply in Part 82(1) of the Electoral Act 2022 which requires “a minimum of 21 days’ discover of any conference, congress, convention, or assembly convened for the aim of “merger” and electing members of its govt committees, different governing our bodies or nominating candidates for any elective workplaces.”
“Whereas hoping these points are famous for compliance, please settle for the peace of mind of the fee’s heat regards.”