The All Progressives Congress (APC) has distance themselves from the suit seeking an amendment of the constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari run for a third term in office.
The APC, in a statement issued yesterday by its National Publicity Secretary, Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, described those pursuing the third term agenda as “busybodies”, “charlatans”, “agent provocateurs”, and anti-democratic forces.
Charles Enya, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state, reportedly filed the suit (FHC/AI/CS/90/19) before a federal high court in Abakiliki, Ebonyi state capital.
Reacting to the development, the ruling party said the legal action filed by “a self proclaimed” member of the party, was “in bad taste.”
“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 party promised to follow this “new enemy” of the country, who was most likely being sponsored by the “desperate and misguided opposition”, every step of the way, using all legal means to thwart his devilish efforts to create chaos.
It warned that the party would not take “kindly” to anyone or group causing “unnecessary distraction” for the administration through anti-democratic actions.
We have tried to find out the status of this character claiming to be a member of our party. If he turns out to be our member, we would ensure the party organ that has the responsibility to act on this matter promptly commence the process of expelling him.”
Describing Enya as enemy of Nigerians, APC alleged that he was most likely being sponsored by the ‘desperate and misguided’ opposition.