APC Legal Adviser Recommends Lukman’s Expulsion

The crisis in the All Progressives Congress (APC) has escalated as the party’s national legal adviser, Ahmad Usman El-Marzuq, has requested the expulsion of national vice chairman (North West) of the party, Salihu Moh. Lukman, Politics Nigeria reports.

In a leaked internal memo dated April, 28, 2023 El-Marzuq, a member of the APC National Working Committee (NWC), asked the national chairman, Sen Abdullahi Adamu, to expel Lukman for dragging the party, the national chairman and national secretary, Iyiola Omisore, to court over alleged breach of the party’s constitution.

Lukman has since dismissed El-Murzaq’s call for his expulsion as the personal opinion of the national legal adviser till it is tabled before the NWC.

In his words: “My simple reaction is that I hope this will be tabled at the NWC meeting because only then it will become a threat, for now the memo is just an opinion of the National Legal Adviser, but I will react to it at the appropriate time. Thank you.”

Lukman had on Thursday dragged the leadership of the APC to court over its refusal to act on two letters he wrote giving a 7-day ultimatum to Adamu to commence the process of convening a meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting before May 29, 2023.

The national legal adviser stated that Lukman’s action of instituting a court action over the failure to convene meetings of the relevant party organs as mandated by the APC Constitution, should attract expulsion from the party.


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