APC chieftain says BoT meetings were held in 2014, slams Galadima for party’s deregistration comments

APC chieftain says BoT meetings were held in 2014, slams Galadima for party’s deregistration comments

- The APC has faulted its chieftain who said the party should be deregistered for failing to hold a single BoT meeting

- Chief Sam Nkire, who reacted to Galadima's claim said the APC Board of Trustees had its first meeting on Wednesday, August 20, 2014

- He said those who attended the APC BoT meeting on that day included APC presidential aspirant, now President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu among others

Alhaji Buba Galadima, a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been faulted by the party over his recent claim that the APC should be deregistered for failing to hold a single BoT meeting.

The APC chieftain had recently told Hausa service of the BBC that it was shameful that the ruling party could not hold a single BoT meeting.

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“Now, since the registration of the party, was there any time that the BoT met? The party never referred to its founding fathers to gauge their mood and to know their feelings on whether it is on the right track or not.”

However, a member of the party’s BoT, Chief Sam Nkire, who reacted to Galadima's claim said the APC Board of Trustees had its first meeting on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at the New Rivers state governor’s lodge, Adokoro-Abuja, in which he was in attendance.

He said members who attended the APC BoT meeting on that day included APC presidential aspirant, now President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Chief Bisi Akande, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Dr. Musa Rabiu Kwankwaso, Dr. Chris Ngige, Owelle Rochas Okorocha and Chief Tony Momoh, including serving and former civilian and military governors.

Chief Nkire's statement read in part: “At the inception of the party the BoT meetings were attended by only statutory members, who included former presidents and vice presidents, former national chairmen of political parties which had produced governors or members of the National Assembly, former governors, civilian or military, with the national chairman of the APC as its acting chairman.”

“The election of a substantive chairman of the board was delayed pending the nomination of more members from the 36 states and Abuja; which came soon after the general elections of 2015 which President Buhari of the APC won,” he explained.

Nkire also claimed that the party was in the process of renaming the BoT to Elders Council, adding that “until that proposal gets the acclamation of the National Convention of the APC, the party’s Board of Trustees remains”.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that Alhaji Buba Galadima, a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said the party does not deserve to be a political party.

In an interview on the Hausa service if the BBC on Wednesday, October 4, Galadima said he would have deregistered the APC if he was in charge of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

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Source: Naija.ng

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