President Muhammadu Buhari instructs Mai Mala Buni to take over APC leadership, cautions Governors.

Written by on March 17, 2022

President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, to immediately take over the affairs of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday revealed that President Buhari, who is currently out of the country, met with Governor Buni in the United Kingdom and directed that the leadership of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Committee (CECC) should immediately return to status quo ante.

The President who cautioned governors elected on the APC platform to shun actions and utterances capable of causing disunity within the party, in a letter, also directed that the Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Committee should accordingly be allowed to proceed with all necessary preparations to hold the convention as planned- unfailingly on 26th March 2022.

President Buhari, he stated, also wrote to Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State who is also the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum and decried the multiplicity of cases within the APC which he said has the prospect of invalidating the activities and actions of the party by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Those copied in the letter by the President included Governor Buni and the acting Chairman of the CECPC, Governor Sani Bello of Niger State, as well as the Director-General of the Department of State Services (DSS) and the Inspector General of Police.

Ango Bally

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