President Muhammadu Buhari has disagreed with the decision of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on how party members should address their grievances.
In a statement on Monday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, the President believes the court is the last option for aggrieved members to seek redress.
Recall that the APC National Working Committee (NWC) had warned members to withdraw all court cases or risk being sanctioned. NWC advised aggrieved members to explore the party’s dispute resolution mechanism instead of going to court.
President Buhari, however, insisted that if anyone was displeased with the way and manner anything has been done and felt deprived of his/her rights, then such a person was at liberty to approach the courts for redress.
According to the statement by Adesina, “We agreed that party primaries should be conducted either through direct, indirect or consensus methods, and if anyone feels unjustly treated in the process, such a person can go to court.”
“The court should always be the last resort for the dissatisfied. For the party to outlaw the court process is not acceptable to me.”
However, the President has also advised members to work with the reconciliation committees empanelled for the six geo-political zones by the APC.