President Muhammadu Buhari has adviced the National Chairman of the ruling All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomole, not to deprive anybody of their right to sue the party if the result of the primary election is not acceptable to him.

 

According to Buhari, he said ‘if anyone is displeased with the way and manner anything has been done, and feels deprived of his/her rights, then such a person is at liberty to approach the courts for redress.’

The president stated this in Abuja in a statement by his Spokesman Mr. Femi Adesina, after the National Working Committee of APC threaten to punish aggrieved members who tends to drag the party to court for any reason.

 

His statement reads “We can’t deliberately deny people of their rights. We agreed that party primaries should be conducted either through direct, indirect or consensus methods, and if anyone feels unjustly treated in the process, such a person can go to court.

 

‘’The court should always be the last resort for the dissatisfied. For the party to outlaw the court process is not acceptable to me.

 

Meanwhile, DailyPost reported that the  National Publicity Secretary of APC, Mr. Lanre Isa-Onilu, had in a statement said “The party intends to activate constitutional provisions to penalise such members as their action is capable of undermining the party and hurt the party’s interest.

 

“We hereby strongly advise such members to withdraw all court cases, while approaching the appropriate party organs with a view to resolving any outstanding disputes. In addition to this, aggrieved members are urged to take full advantage of the reconciliation committees the party has put in place.

 

“APC members should understand that as a progressive party that operates on the principle of change, it is not a matter of choice to keep to the rules.”It added.