Acting APC secretary: Buni EXCO still in office
All Progressives Congress has denied reports that the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni has been removed.
There had also been reports that the CCEPC Secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, had resigned.
In a statement on tyesTue, Akpanudoedehe said he and the chairman, who is the governor of Yobe State had not left office.
He described the news in the media stating that the President ordered the removal of Buni and replaced him with the Governor of Niger State, Sani Bello, as fake news.
The statement was titled, “FAKE NEWS: No Leadership Change in APC CECPC”
He said, “Our attention has been drawn to sponsored media reports on an imaginary leadership change in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).
“The media report is fake news and should be disregarded.
“The APC is a progressive political party guided by rules. Leadership changes are not announced by ‘sources’ through name dropping in the media.
“We urge our teeming supporters, members and indeed the general public to remain calm and support the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC CECPC conduct a rancour-free and credible National Convention deserving of our great party. “
Extra deployment of policemen at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja had been reported on Monday after the news broke.
Buhari was said to be angry with Buni for allegedly plotting to hold the party hostage by attempting to shift the national conceconveso that he could benefit.
Buni was accused of planning to foist himself on the party as its vice-presidential candidate.
As such, Buhari was said to have asked the Niger State governor to take over the caretaker committee and proceed with the national convention slated for March 26, 2022 in Abuja.
Also, some ministers, federal lawmakers and governors were saud to be planning to open a parallelogram national secretariat in protest at the removal of Buni.