The crisis rocking the ruling of the All Progressives Congress is deepening as the Director-General of the Progressives Governors Forum, Salihu Lukeman, has asked the Nigerian’s President Muhammadu Buhari and the National Working Committee, NWC of the party to appoint an acting National Chairman for the party.
He urged the party’s NWC in consultation with the President Buhari to liaise with governors and the national caucus, to convene a National Executive Council meeting to appoint an acting National Chairman for the party.
He said doing so would provide a window of opportunity for the party to rebuild and restore confidence.
Lukeman said this in a written intervention made public in Abuja on Friday.
The PGF is the umbrella body of governors elected under the platform of the APC.
Lukeman said, “Combinations of a majority of the remaining members of the NWC in consultation with President Buhari, Governors, other party leaders who are leading members of the National Caucus can resolve all these issues and convene the NEC to appoint an Acting National Chairman.
“With the appointment of an Acting National Chairman, the next would be to seek to invoke provisions of Article 25 A(i) of the APC constitution, which stipulate that the National Convention of the Party shall be held once in two years at a date, venue and time to be recommended by the National Working Committee and approved by the National Executive Committee subject to the giving of statutory notice to Independent National Electoral Commission and at least 14 days’ notice given to members eligible to attend.”