President Muhammadu Buhari has said that aggrieved members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) can take their concerns to court as it is their right.
This is coming after the National Working Committee of the Party led by its chairman Adams Oshiomhole issued strong warnings to party members who took the party to court because they were not satisfied with the results of the primary elections across the country.
Writing on his Twitter page, Buhari said:
I disagree with the position of our party forbidding aggrieved members from taking the party to court, and threatening to penalize those who do.
We cannot deliberately deny people of their rights. 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.