Nigeria’s ruling party, All Progressives Congress Congress (APC) is embroiled in another saga as a faction has emerged and sacked Mai Mala Buni, the Yobe State governor as the National Caretaker Committee Chairman.
The new faction also replaced Buni who was the Chairman of the Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) with Mustapha Audu as the new National Caretaker Committee Chairman with immediate effect.
The new faction which belong to the Progressive Youth Movement, announced made all these changes on Monday 29, November 2021
The new Chairman of the Caretaker committee, Audu said a National Reconciliation Committee would be formed to reconcile aggrieved members before the February 26, 2021 convention.
He also announced a zoning formula for positions in the new National Working Committee (NWC).
In a reaction, John Akpan Udoedehe, APC National Secretary dismissed the “felonious activities of the purported group.”
The scribe’s statement said they are unknown to the party, its structure or as a registered support group and therefore non-existent.
“However laughable, the criminal attempt of the purported group to usurp the leadership of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC now bothers on treasonable felony.
“Relevant security bodies must now check and address their unscrupulous activities. The attention the purported group seeks will not be given to them by the party.
“We can only advise that the general public completely disregard them. They are not registered members of the APC and are being used by opposition elements and fifth columnists to cause confusion.
“As widely reported, the successful meeting between the APC leadership, Progressive Governors’ Forum and the President produced February 2022 as the time frame for the National Convention”, Udoedehe noted.
The APC National Secretariat has been under heavy security in recent weeks after intelligence of a planned forceful takeover.