9 October 2017
By Ikenna Amadi
The All Progressives Congress, APC, has slammed its chieftain, Alhaji buba Galadima over his recent claim that the party should be deregistered for failing to hold a single BoT meeting.
Galadima had said last week that it was shameful that the ruling party could not hold a single BoT meeting.
In a response, a member of the party’s BoT, Chief Sam Nkire, in a statement in Abuja, on Sunday, 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.
According to the APC chieftain, others who also attended the APC BoT meeting on that day included but were not limited to 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 said, “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.
The statement, however, noted 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.”