The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has paid N2.5 billion for the purchase of the party’s national secretariat building in Abuja’s Wuse 2 neighborhood, also known as “Buhari House.”
The former member of the House of Representatives and deputy chairman of the APC National Campaign Council in the Edo State 2020 governorship election, told reporters at the party’s secretariat yesterday that the building now belonged to the party.
“I am also aware, and will wish to inform you all, that the building currently housing the party’s national secretariat was leased when the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) came on board.
“The party’s previous National Executive Council (NEC) approved the purchase of the property for N2.5 billion, with an initial payment of N115 million made.
“I am pleased to inform you that the CECPC has completed payment of the outstanding balance, has taken ownership of the building, and has approved the renaming of the secretariat to ‘Buhari House’ in recognition of the President’s meritorious service to both the party and the country,” he said.
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Obahiagbon also stated that the party would sanction the 100 members who filed the lawsuit, as well as any other member who files a lawsuit against the party.
On Thursday, the party’s 100 disgruntled members petitioned the Federal High Court in Abuja to dissolve the 13-member CECPC led by Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni.
“Disciplinary actions will have to begin in the wards of such members and proceed to the local government and states before reaching the national secretariat,” Obahiagbon said.
“All I can say is that when all of these activities are subjected to democratic scrutiny and reach the national secretariat, this CECPC, led by Governor Buni, will not shirk its responsibilities. His constitutional onus probandi will administer justice without fear or favor to all men in a very transparent manner. ”
Obahiagbon, who served as the chief of staff to Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole, also debunked claims that the Buni-led committee would remain in office until June 2022.