The All Progressives Congress (APC) Thursday dissociated itself from the “charlatan” who instituted a court case seeking a constitutional amendment that would allow President Muhammadu Buhari to get a third term in office, saying it had commenced the process of identifying the individual with a view to expelling him from the party.
The party in a statement issued by its National Publicity Secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, in Abuja, said it read in the media “about a purported legal action taken by a self-proclaimed member of the party, Charles Enya, seeking an amendment of the constitution to allow President Buhari run for a third term in office.”
The party said it had initially opted to ignore the man, adding that it had become important to send a clear message to him and such other agent provocateurs who might have been sponsored by the “misguided opposition.”
He said: “The party is, however, by this statement sending a strong signal to such other busybodies like Charles Enya who may be contemplating testing the resolve of our government on our mission to work for the best for our country to be ready to face the law.
“We would follow this new enemy of our country, who is most likely being sponsored by the desperate and misguided opposition, every step of the way, using all legal means to thwart his devilish efforts to create chaos in our country.
“As a party, we would not take kindly to anyone or group causing unnecessary distraction for this administration through anti-democratic actions. As a country, we are several years behind where we ought to be. The President Buhari-led administration is focused on the onerous responsibility of delivering good governance. We are focused on revamping our moribund infrastructure, growing the economy, fighting corruption, creating the right environment for our teeming youths to deploy their creative energies, and providing adequate security for all of our people.”
The party added that it has no room for anti-democratic forces and would always abide by the tenets of democracy.
“We have tried to find out the status of this character claiming to be a member of our party. If he turns out to be our member, we would ensure the party organ that has the responsibility to act on this matter promptly commence the process of expelling him. We are a progressive party and we do not have space for anti-democratic forces and charlatans.”
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