The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) led by former Oyo governor, Abiola Ajimobi, says it will boycott the National Executive Committee (NEC) convened by the factional acting national chairman of APC, Victor Giadom.
Ajimobi is recognised as acting national chairman of APC by a faction loyal to the suspended substantive national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
The NWC, in a statement after a meeting on Wednesday night, said it believed President Muhammadu Buhari was misled into endorsing Giadom as rightful acting national chairman of the party.
The statement read: “We wish to unequivocally state that members of the National Working Committee (NWC) believe that the President was offered wrong advice or blackmailed into lending his weighty office to the illegality of the National Executive Committee meeting purportedly convened by one Victor Giadom on 25th June, 2020.
“We hereby respectfully implore Mr. President to kindly avail himself with facts of the matter regarding the impasse presently experienced by the Party so as to guide him in his assessment of the matter because we are sure that the President if properly advised, would come to the conclusion that the meeting convened by Chief Victor Giadom bothers on illegality and criminality.
“The National Working Committee (NWC) regrets to turn down the invitation to the illegal and unconstitutional National Executive Committee (NEC) convened by Chief Victor Giadom.
“We believe that attending such a meeting will amount to embracing illegalities and turning a blind eye to the infractions on the Constitution of our great Party.”
President Buhari has assured that he would be at the virtual NEC meeting scheduled for Thursday.