Plateau: Swear In APC 16 House Members Without Delay, Party Tells Speaker

National Publicity Secretary, APC, Barr. Felix Morka
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By Akombo Aondona, Abuja

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday 30 January 2024 called on the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly to immediately swear in 16 members of the party who recently won their case at the Court of Appeal into the Plateau State House Assembly without further delay.

Addressing journalists after the party NEC meeting at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja, the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Barr Felix Morka, said it was undemocratic and contemptuous against the authority of the Court of Appeal in their judgment on the Plateau State House of Assembly elections petition.

Morka also read out other resolutions of the party at its 14th National Working Committee (NWC) meeting as follows:

“To flag off the update of members register nationally in Niger State, then flag off in one state in each of the other geo-political zones 

“Adopts in its entirety the report of the NWC’s high-level Reconciliation and Intervention Delegation to the United Kingdom’s APC Diaspora Chapter. In particular, the NWC approved the constitution of an Interim Executive Committee of the Chapter of 24 members to be led by its Chairman, Hon. Tunde Doherty and Secretary, Hon. Joseph Adebola.  The Interim Executive Committee shall have a term of three months, which term may be renewed as may be necessary.

“Denounced the failure or refusal of the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly to swear in 16 APC House Members adjudged by the Court of Appeal as the duly elected members of the Plateau State House of Assembly. The intransigence of the Speaker and the Governor of the state in this matter is wrong, undemocratic and violently contemptuous of the authority of the Court of Appeal, the highest court for the determination of election petition matters as it concerns the House of Assembly. The NWC urges the Speaker of the Plateau State House of Assembly to swear in the members without further delay in the interest of peace in the good State of Plateau.”

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