A forum of Non-National Working Committee (NWC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on the National Executive Committee of the party to ensure that a statutory organ of the party, the Board of Trustees was put in place.
Speaking with newsmen at the party national secretariat, chairman of the forum, Nelson Alapa argued that the national working committee has been usurping the statutory functions of the BoT since the party leaders have not deemed it fit to create it.
Alapa also declared that the existing vacant positions of national officers must be filled.
The offices include the departmental directors, National Secretary, National Auditor, Deputy National Chairman South and National vice Chairman North-west.
He said: “We use this time to call on all the key stakeholders to ensure that Board of Trustees/National Elders Council as the case may be is constituted within a reasonable time frame majorly to enhance our party Status and operationalism.
“That all vacant positions in the party should be filled appropriately to guarantee equity and fairness. Such vacant positions include the following: Departmental Directors, National Secretary, National Auditor, Deputy National Chairman South and National vice Chairman North-west.
“Fundamental basis of this communique is to create appropriate awareness necessary in the minds and souls of the founding fathers and leaders of this great party on the urgent and critical need to salvage the party from possible imminent fractures/cracks if things are left in the present ways the party is being currently run/managed by the incumbent leadership.
“As provided in the 2014 APC constitution as amended, Article 11 (Party Organs) National Executive Committee (NEC) members of which this Forum falls, is the third-highest organ after the National Convention and Board of Trustees and takes precedence before the National Working Committee (NWC).
” It Is disheartening that National Working Committee has usurped completely powers of the National Executive Committee (NEC) the negative effects of which are currently hitting back to all levels of the Party signalling serious dangers to the stability, coherence, unity, loyalty, commitment and preparedness for continuity In governance.”