The crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congres (APC) Friday took another dimension as the North Central zonal committee and the National Working Committee (NWC) disagree over the announced sack of Kogi state chapter of the executives.
The North-Central zonal leaders had announced on a national Television that the Kogi State excos have been dissolved but in a swift response, the national body reversed the decision.
In a statement signed by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, affirmed “that the State Working Committee of APC in Kogi State led by the Chairman, Alhaji Haddy Ametuo remains the only recognised executive committee of the party in the State until the appropriate organ of the party decides otherwise in accordance with the procedure laid down by the party constitution.”
The statement said that the purported dissolution of Kogi excos did “not emanate from the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party or any of its organs so empowered to do so.
“Although, there are issues within the party in Kogi State and the NWC has empowered a committee to investigate the issues and make recommendations, the NWC has not been appropriately briefed on the outcome of the committee’s work and therefore has not taken any decision.
“We wish to affirm that whether in Kogi or elsewhere, the NWC will ensure that justice is done to all concerned and will be guided by the constitution of the party and the best interest of the party. At the moment, we believe this action, purportedly sacking the Kogi executive is prejudicial and incongruous with the party’s desires for reconciliation.”