A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, has accused Festus Keyamo (SAN) and others of trying to bring back the sacked Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC).
Recall that different views and interpretations had emerged following the ruling of the Supreme Court in the Ondo governorship election.
Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN) had called on the Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the APC, Governor Mai Mala Buni to resign immediately.
He had insisted that the judgement of the apex court was nuance and oblique, and warned the party to halt the planned congresses, disband the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and reconstitute a fresh one.
However, the ruling party ignored his position and went ahead with its nationwide congress.
Reacting in a statement to newsmen, Eze who is an ally of the Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi stated that plots to reinstate the Oshiomhole-led NWC was dead on arrival.
The APC chieftain said it was necessary to correct the much-speculated self-opinion of Keyamo and his co-travellers in order to call public attention to the reality of issue.
He slammed berated the party chieftains for holding such opinion and making a quick kick in a manner that, according to him, lacked restraint and careful discernment.
The APC chieftain pointed out that section of the Constitution being relied upon by Keyamo and others does not controvert the position of Buni as Chairman of an ad-hoc committee of the party.
He explained that this is given that the nature of the position Buni holds does not fall in the referred category and “thus, is obviously an implied fundamental exception to whatever meaning and interpretation that could be ascribed thereto.”
Furthermore, Eze pointed out that the party’s Director of Legal Services, Dare Oketade Esq., had made it very clear during cross-examination in Jegede v Akeredolu, that as C/ECPC Chairman of the APC, Buni’s engagement is neither executive nor salaried and thus does not offend the spirit of Section 183 as is being speculated.