The National Executive Committee, NEC of the All Progressives Congress, APC has decided to dissolve all the state, zonal and national structures of the party.
The decision to dissolve all the whole structures of APC was made after an emergency meeting with NEC in the State House on Tuesday, December 8 2020.
The was meeting also attended by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and other party chiefs.
In the meeting, the NEC extended the tenure of the party’s caretaker extraordinary convention planning committee which has been led by Governor Mai Buni for six months.
The party also expelled former National Vice Chairman, South-south, Ntufam Hilliard Eta, for his failure to withdraw the court case instituted against the caretaker committee.
Photo: The latest member of APC party Ebonyi State governor David Umahi also attended the emergency meeting at Abuja
The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari in the opening remark of the meeting appealed to APC party members to sacrifice themselves to see that their party is restored from the shambles it has been facing for a long time.
He also pleaded with members to recreate the secret that has been leading the party to success for over many years and use it to build a better country for the whole Nigerians.
“I want to appeal to all our party members and leaders at all levels, to try and make the required sacrifices so that we are able to collectively restore our progressive and democratic political party, which can nurture and give expression to our collective dream of building a strong, united and developed Nigeria.
“May I use this opportunity to remind all of us of the need to recreate our negotiation secret of 2012, 2013 under our legacy parties. What guided our success to achieve the merger that produced the APC was the respect we were able to have for each other.
“In those times, decisions reached both formal and informal consultations were respected with trusted initiatives taken and believed that they were needed to produce the required political platform that could guarantee electoral victory.
“Everyone of us as leaders ensured that those decisions were respected. I have through consultations of the caretaker committee and other leaders of the party, agree that our challenges in the party require that we take steps to rebuild the party from wards to national levels.
“The initiative to carry out membership registration revalidation is, therefore, a necessary, membership registration revalidation will lay the foundation for reorganizing our membership from ward to local government, state, and national levels.
“The responsibility of our party’s NEC at this meeting is to adopt and dispassionately consider all proposals submitted by the caretaker committee and grant all the necessary approvals requested to rebuild the party.”
The news that APC dissolved its structures was received with joy by the major opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). PDP had congratulated Nigerians, adding that APC had led the country to the worst economic recession.