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APC in­terim c’ttee ‘lob­bies’ NEC mem­bers for ten­ure ex­ten­sion It is un­true – Buni’s aide

- By Saawua Terzungwe Nigeria News · Politics · Elections · All Progressives Congress (APC) · National Convention · National Executive Committee · Yobe State · Mai Mala Buni

The All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC) Care­taker/ Ex­tra­or­di­nary Na­tional Con­ven­tion Plan­ning Com­mit­tee led by Yobe State Gover­nor, Mai Mala Buni has started schem­ing to se­cure ten­ure ex­ten­sion, our correspond­ent gath­ered.

The in­terim panel on Wed­nes­day, met with the 36 states and the FCT chair­men of the APC who are also mem­bers of the Na­tional Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee (NEC), in Abuja.

Im­pec­ca­ble sources at the APC Na­tional Sec­re­tar­iat, Abuja told our correspond­ent that the com­mit­tee was also plan­ning to meet with other stake­hold­ers of the party.

NEC had in June, 2020, dis­solved the Adams Osh­iom­hole led Na­tional Work­ing Com­mit­tee (NWC) and con­sti­tuted the Buni-led Care­taker Com­mit­tee to ad­min­is­ter the af­fairs of the party and within six months or­gan­ise a na­tional con­ven­tion where a new crop of

NWC mem­bers would emerge.

The Fo­rum of APC Chair­men led by Borno State Chair­man, Hon. Ali Bukar Dalori on Wed­nes­day, passed a unan­i­mous vote of con­fi­dence on the care­taker com­mit­tee.

Dalori con­demned a 14-day ul­ti­ma­tum given to the com­mit­tee by a group known as Con­cerned APC Mem­bers, a few days ago.

The Delta State Chair­man of the party, Prophet Jones Ode Erue, in an in­ter­view with news­men af­ter the meet­ing, said noth­ing was wrong about ex­tend­ing the ten­ure

of the care­taker com­mit­tee.

"What is wrong for a good thing to be sus­tained or sup­port a good thing to stay? Call it ru­mour or real, we are in sup­port of the com­mit­tee and in sup­port of the unity of our party. Any­thing that will bring unity to our party, we are in sup­port of it," he said.

Ad­dress­ing the fo­rum ear­lier, gover­nor Buni, urged the state chair­men to pre­vail on mem­bers in their do­main to with­draw all lit­i­ga­tions from the court.

Con­tacted, the spokesper­son of Gover­nor Buni, Mam­man Mo­hammed, de­nied the report that his boss was schem­ing for ten­ure ex­ten­sion.

He said dur­ing his boss meet­ing with the state party chair­men, the is­sue of ten­ure ex­ten­sion was not dis­cussed.

“My prin­ci­pal did not men­tioned any­thing about ten­ure. All he said was about the jour­ney so far since he took over the af­fairs of the party. It was a sort of stock tak­ing meet­ing,” he said in a phone in­ter­view.

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Gover­nor, Mai Mala Buni

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