One week after the APC national leadership headed by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole issued a Press statement warning aggrieved members not to drag the party to court, President Muhammadu Buhari says such directive is undemocratic and cannot stand.
The President’s position was contained in a press statement issued by his Special Adviser on media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
According to the statement, President Buhari stressed that if anyone is displeased with the way and manner anything has been done, and feels deprived of his/her rights, such a person is at liberty to approach the courts for redress.
The President said the All Progressives Congress cannot deliberately deny people of their rights noting that members agreed that party primaries should be conducted either through direct, indirect or consensus methods. He pointed out that if anyone feels unjustly treated in the process, such a person can go to court.
President Buhari pointed out that the court should always be the last resort for the dissatisfied adding that for the party to outlaw the court process is not acceptable to him.
He also advised members to work with the reconciliation committees impaneled for the six geo-political zones by the APC, and not a purported Presidential Committee on Reconciliation, stressing that the Party is the only body authorized to constitute such committees.
The APC, in a decision ascribed to the National Working Committee had last week threatened to punish members across the country who had dragged the party to court over various issues.