The All Progressives Congress, APC, is ready to expel one of its members Charles Enya after he filed a suit seeking the amendment of the constitution to enable President Buhari contest a third term.
Earlier this week, The Herald reported that Hon. Charles Oko Enya, Organising Secretary to President Buhari in the 2019 elections filed a suit in an Ebonyi Federal High court, praying the court to remove the constitutional clause barring President Buhari and state Governors from contesting a third term.
However, spokesperson for the APC, Lanre Issa- Onilu has disclosed investigations are ongoing to ascertain the true membership of Enya after which he will be expelled from the party.
APC has released a statement to address the “busybody”
“The All Progressives Congress (APC)read in the media about a purported legal action taken by a self-proclaimed member of the Party, Charles Enya, seeking an amendment of the constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari run for a third term in office,” the statement read.
“The Party had initially chosen to ignore him. However, it has become important to send a clear message to him and such other agents provocateurs.
“At the last National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Party, President Buhari didn’t mince words and he is not the type that talks tongue-in-cheek. He pointedly said he would abide by the constitution and uphold the oath of office he took, swearing by the holy book he believes in. This he said was besides his advanced age which made such an idea beyond his contemplation.
“The NEC meeting highlights released to the media by the party equally quoted the President admonishing APC members, leaders and elected officials to reposition themselves in their respective constituencies so as to sustain the administration’s landmark legacies beyond 2023 when the President’s constitutionally permitted terms end.
“The president said history would not be fair to members if the APC collapses after his second term. What better proof is required of the President’s resolve to abide by the constitution on term limit?
“The Party is, however, by this statement sending a strong signal to such other busybodies like Charles Enya who may be contemplating testing the resolve of our government on our mission to work for the best for our country to be ready to face the law.”