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APC Congresses: ‘I’ll Be Vindicated In The Fullness Of Time’ – Keyamo

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Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN), on Saturday said that he will be vindicated over the position he took on the Supreme Court judgment that weaponised all those that would be aggrieved by the APC Congresses to proceed to court to challenge the competence of the Buni-led CECPC to organise the Congresses and National Convention.

BIGPENNGR reports that Keyamo spoke following social media post to the effect that he had made comment about the supposed Congresses that happened or did not happen in Delta State on Saturday.

A statement by his Special Assistant Media, Tunde Moshood reads, “Please, kindly disregard any social media post to the effect that the Hon. Minister made any comment about the supposed Congresses that happened or did not happen in Delta State today. It is fake news sponsored by those who want to play God in the politics of Delta State and who have refused to learn from the experiences of those who tried to do same in the past. The Hon. Minister is not in contest with anyone and is very content with his professional and political status (achieved through dint of hardwork) and believes in the adage, Que Sera Sera.

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“The Hon. Minister and all party members in the State who believe in his leadership, based on his sincere and honest advice to the Party on the import of the Supreme Court judgment in the Ondo case and other issues to be highlighted later, stayed away from any supposed event in that regard.

“In the fullness of time, everyone will come to appreciate the position of the Hon. Minister. His only prayer is that it should not be too late by then”.

Recalls that Keyamo was among those who had called for the suspension of APC congresses held nationwide on Saturday based on the Supreme Court judgement that upheld the victory of Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

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In a memo titled, “THE IMPLICATION OF THE SUPREME COURT JUDGMENT TODAY IN JEGEDE VS AKEREDOLU AS IT AFFECTS THE APC IS THAT THE PARTY MUST HALT ALL PREPARATIONS AND CONDUCT OF CONGRESSES NATIONWIDE FORTHWITH,” Minister of State for Labour and Employment, FESTUS KEYAMO (SAN), had on Thursday pointed out: “The little technical point that saved Gov AKEREDOLU was that Jegede failed to join GOV. Mai Mala Buni in the suit.”

Keyamo pointed out that Jegede had challenged “the competence of Gov. Mai Mala Buni as a sitting Governor to run the affairs of the APC as Chairman of the Caretaker Committee. He contends that this is against Section 183 of the 1999 Constitution which states that a sitting Governor shall not, during the period when he holds office, hold any other executive office or paid employment in any capacity whatsoever. In other words, had Buni been joined in the suit, the story may have been different today as we would have lost Ondo State to the PDP.”

According to Keyamo’s memo, the Supra ruling portended danger for APC in future so long as Buni continued to wear two caps as Governor and party Chairman.

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The Minister pointed out, “Any other person affected by the actions of the Buni-led Committee will henceforth not fail to join him in any subsequent case in court. These includes any subsequent election matter in any part of this country and all the APC Congresses that are about to hold.

“The Supreme Court has just weaponised all those that would be aggrieved by the APC Congresses to proceed to court to challenge the competence of the Buni-led CECPC to organise the Congresses and National Convention. The judiciary will subsequently destroy the entire structure of the Party from bottom to top. We are lucky the Supreme Court has just given us a great and useful hint to save our Party just before the beginning of our Congresses.”

He said, “The planned Congresses across the country slated for this weekend must immediately be suspended because it will be an exercise in futility as analysed above. The competence of Gov. Mai Mala Buni to organise the congresses has been called to question by the Supreme Court.”

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The Minister submitted: “The NEC of the Party can URGENTLY meet and consider and reconstitute the CECPC to exclude, not only Gov. Buni, but anyone holding ANY executive position in any government establishment as stipulated in Article 17 of the APC Constitution.”

 

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