* sets up a caretaker, convention planning committees
* orders withdrawal of all court cases
*Ratifies Ize-Iyamu as Edo guber candidate
By Ainofenokhai Isa
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from its virtual meeting with a resolution to dissolve the National Working Committee (NWC) under the leadership of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
With President Muhammadu Buhari in attendance, the NEC appointed a Caretaker Committee and Covention Planning Committee headed by Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni with his Osun State counterpart, Governor Oyetola and Niger State counterpart, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello as members.
APC NEC affirmed Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu as Edo governorship candidate and directed the expeditious submission of his name and that of his deputy governorship candidate (yet to be named) to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in compliance with electoral guidelines.
In order to give the party a new breath and to ensure that it is not encumbered, the NEC directed the withdrawal of all court cases against the party and its actions and processes.
The coast is now very clear for Pastor Ize-Iyamu, who also today was declared by a court in Benin as a bona fide member of the APC, to be APC’s standard bearer in the September 19 governorship election.
He had emerged the party’s candidate in the primary election held on Monday, June 22, 2020.