The former National Vice Chairman (South-South), Hilliard Eta, has described his expulsion and the National Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday as illegal.
Eta stated this while reacting to the report of his expulsion in a meeting presided over by the President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
He said, “I am already in Court. The lawyers amongst them should have told them that they can’t make that pronouncement since I am in Court.”
“Their action is a nullity because it isn’t even the NEC of the party that met.”
“Their so-called acting national secretary has no power to convene NEC. Without prejudice to my pending matter in court, I wish to state that you cannot build something on nothing, unless the court rules otherwise, even the NEC meeting of June 25, was illegal as such all decisions taken since them were built on illegalities.”
The decision was part of resolutions taken during the NEC meeting which held at the Aso Rock Villa in Abuja on Tuesday.