The sacked National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC), headed by Comrade Adams Oshiomole, even though his imprint cannot be seen, has, in the manner of trade unionists, faced President Muhammadu Buhari and told him that he is blatantly wrong in orchestrating its sack; and appears ready to go to court.
A knowledgeabe insider-source ominously told Nigeria Everyday: “They, individually or collectively, had better be ready for the anti-graft agencies, in a divide and rule tactic being worked on”.
Nonetheless, in a statement, the NWC found its voice after the clearing of the APC stable, and declared: “The National Working Committee of the All Progressives Congress wishes to reiterate its earlier position that Chief Victor Giodom has no authority or whatsoever to convene a meeting of the National Executive Committee of our party.
“Article 25(B) of the Constitution of the APC is explicit that only the National Chairman or the National Working Committee (NWC) is given the prerogative of summoning meetings of the emergency meetings. The same position of the Constitution makes it compulsory for a notice of minimum of 14 days in respect statutory quarterly meetings and 7 days in respect of emergency meetings.
“We noted that Chief Victor Giodom had conducted a virtual meeting purportedly to be a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of our party wherein certain far reaching resolutions were purportedly reached. While the National Working Committee is studying the unfolding drama, it will be consulting with stakeholders and a team of lawyers on the next line of action.
“Therefore, all members of our party and concerned Nigerians are urged to remain calm pending the outcome of the consultations”.
The insider source added:”Let us be ready for roforofo (rough street battle), if liver has not failed our friend”, apparently referencing the suspended comrade-chairman.
Meanwhile, one of Oshiomhole’s political foes, Senator Dino Melaye, has again released a video to mock him over his predicament. Melaye, in the video, comically made a vague reference to what Biblical Job told his wife in Chapter Two of Job, after they lost all they had and seven children in a day:
Job’s wife said to him, “Are you still maintaining your integrity? Curse God and die!”
Job replied, “You are talking like a foolish[b] woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?”