*Calls For Emergency NEC Meeting Over Recession
The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Comrade Timi Frank, said the role of the party leadership is not only to conduct primary elections but to add value to governance.
This is just as he asked the National Chairman of the party to immediately convene a meeting of the National Executive Committee (NEC) to discuss the present recession the country is going through and advice President Muhammadu Buhari on what to do stressing that such meeting will give a larger members of the party the opportunity to hear their views and provide expert suggestions.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday, the APC deputy spokesman said the only thing the present leadership of the party as constituted, is known for is to conduct primary election which he said were even charasterised with crisis.
Frank said: “I expect the leadership of my party to be worried because the country is in recession, though the problems were inherited from the past administration of Goodluck Jonathan but we are here to solve the problems. That is why I am demanding an emergency NEC meeting where all the leaders of our party will sit face to face and tell themselves the truth or invite experts to advice them on what quickly should be done.”
Frank also said that APC NEC meeting was over due according to the party constitution which states in article 25 b( i) that “the National Executive Committee shall meet every quarter and or at any time decided by the national chairman or at the request made in writing by atleast two-third of the members of the National Executive Committee provided that not less than fourteen (14) days notice is given for the meeting to be summoned.”
The APC spokesman also listed pending issues which arose from the last NEC meeting but yet to be addressed as follow:
“It was agreed at the last meeting that there should be mini- convention to fill some vacant positions of the National Working Committee (NWC) but nothing has been done almost six months after. The issue of Board of Trustee (BOT) is still pending and some other issues, including crisis all over the state, but the only thing our national chairman can do is to conduct primaries. As a governing party I believe Nigerians expect more than this from us.
“Though President Muhammadu Buhari is doing his best to deliver on our change mantra but all hands must be on deck to support the president to achieve this because we owe Nigerians explanations at all time and the role of party leadership must also be felt in this government.”
He, therefore, commended the leadership of the National Assembly for taking steps to support the president on his effort to rescue the nation from the economic woe inherited.