A chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Timi Frank, has urged the party’s National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, to convene an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting over prevailing recession.Frank, disputed acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, made the call in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.
He said that the role of the party was not only to conduct primary elections but to add value to governance.
According to him, such meeting will give other members of the party the opportunity to air their views and provide expert suggestions.
”I expect the leadership of my party to be worried because the country is in recession, though the problems were inherited from the past administration of Goodluck Jonathan.
”However, we are here to solve the problems.
”That is why I am demanding an emergency NEC meeting where all the leaders of our party will sit face-to-face and tell themselves the truth or invite experts to advise them on what quickly should be done,” he said.
Frank said that the party’s NEC meeting was over-due, adding that going by the party’s Constitution, Article 25 b (i) states that the NEC shall meet every quarter or at any time decided by the national chairman.
He pointed out that there were pending issues which arose from the last NEC meeting but yet to be addressed.
He urged all Nigerians to support the government to help achieve the dream of President Muhammadu Buhari.
He also commended the leadership of the National Assembly for taking steps to support the president on his effort to rescue the nation from the economic woes inherited from the previous administration.