Buhari opposes Oyegun’s tenure elongation, calls for fresh election

Buhari is APC's candidate for 2019 - Oyegun

President Muhammadu Buhari has opposed the tenure elongation for APC national working committee led by Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.

He called for the conduct of election, to elect new members of the national working committee, while ruling out the constitution of a caretaker committee, to take over running of APC.

Buhari, speaking at the meeting of APC national executive council in Abuja, also asked members of the committee to resign, a month to the expiration of their tenure in June.

APC: Buhari rejects Caretaker Committee, tenure elongation for Oyegun

The president explained that although he backed the tenure elongation at the last February 28 meeting of the executive council, he changes his mind after seeking a legal advice from the federal justice ministry on the legal implication of the tenure elongation.

The February 28 tenure elongation, according to Buhari, violated the 1999 constitution and that of APC, and will create new division in the party.

Buhari also said that the extension of the tenure of the committee will negatively affects the fortune of APC in the 2019 polls.

The meeting held at the APC national secretariat in Abuja, was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the APC state governors, and other top leaders of the party.

Absent from the meeting again is the party’s national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, as well as, the Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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