President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday shocked called for the cancellation of tenure extension for party officials.
It turned out to be a shocker to the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) which on February 28 extended the tenure of members of National Working Committee (NWC) led by John Odigie-Oyegun by one year.
The decision did not go down well with a national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, who had been in conflict with the national chairman of the party.
Speaking shortly before the commencement of NEC meeting Tuesday, Mr. Buhari told a packed hall at the APC national secretariat to consider cancelling the tenure extension decision because “it is against the party constitution and the Nigerian constitution.”
He therefore, presented the matter “for discussion” at the meeting even though it was not in the agenda of the meeting.
The President said he is having a change of heart because he doesn’t want the party’s activities to be faulted by any court of law.
The national caucus meeting held at the Presidential Villa Monday night which Tinubu did not attend.
Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, were absent at the Tuesday NEC meeting