The former National Vice-Chairman (South-South), All Progressives Congress, Hilliard Eta, has rejected his expulsion by

The former National Vice-Chairman (South-South), All Progressives Congress, Hilliard Eta, has rejected his expulsion by the National Executive Committee of the party, which met at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.
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He described the Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee as an illegal contraption, which had no constitutional powers to make pronouncements on issues it had so far delved into concerning the party.
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He said he remained the acting chairman of the party.
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The NEC had announced the extension of the tenure of the party’s Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee by six months, effective December 25, 2020.
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The decision was taken at a meeting of the committee attended by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, and other party chieftains.
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While Buhari, Osinbajo, leaders of the National Assembly and state governors elected on the platform of the party attended the meeting at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, other party chiefs participated virtually.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.
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He was joined at the briefing by the governors of Ondo and Imo states, Rotimi Akeredolu and Hope Uzodinma.
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El-Rufai said NEC also approved the expulsion of Eta for his failure to withdraw the court case instituted against the caretaker committee.
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The governor said the NEC also dissolved all state, zonal and national party structures.
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He also announced that the party granted waivers to some new members to enable them contest elective offices without waiting for a particular period of time.
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El-Rufai stated, “The National Executive Committee of the party approved the extension of the tenure of the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee led by Mai Mala Buni, which expires on December 25, 2020, for another six-month period, to terminate on June 30, 2021.
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“This is to enable the Caretaker and Convention Planning Committee to conclude its assignment as laid before NEC.
The former National Vice-Chairman (South-South), All Progressives Congress, Hilliard Eta, has rejected his expulsion by the National Executive Committee of the party, which met at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday.
.
He described the Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee as an illegal contraption, which had no constitutional powers to make pronouncements on issues it had so far delved into concerning the party.
.
He said he remained the acting chairman of the party.
.
The NEC had announced the extension of the tenure of the party’s Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee by six months, effective December 25, 2020.
.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the committee attended by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, and other party chieftains.
.
While Buhari, Osinbajo, leaders of the National Assembly and state governors elected on the platform of the party attended the meeting at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, other party chiefs participated virtually.

Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, briefed State House correspondents at the end of the meeting.
.
He was joined at the briefing by the governors of Ondo and Imo states, Rotimi Akeredolu and Hope Uzodinma.
.
El-Rufai said NEC also approved the expulsion of Eta for his failure to withdraw the court case instituted against the caretaker committee.
.
The governor said the NEC also dissolved all state, zonal and national party structures.
.
He also announced that the party granted waivers to some new members to enable them contest elective offices without waiting for a particular period of time.
.
El-Rufai stated, “The National Executive Committee of the party approved the extension of the tenure of the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee led by Mai Mala Buni, which expires on December 25, 2020, for another six-month period, to terminate on June 30, 2021.
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“This is to enable the Caretaker and Convention Planning Committee to conclude its assignment as laid before NEC.
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