- Rumours of the possible extension of the APC caretaker committee is still generating reactions
- A chieftain of the party, Yusuf Ali, says extending the tenure of the committee will be counter-productive
- The stance of the Kaduna-based chieftain may spark another round of crisis within the party
An All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain in Kaduna state, Yusuf Ali, has warned against extending the six-month tenure prescribed for the party's caretaker committee.
Yobe state governor Mai Mala Buni, is the party’s chairman, caretaker/extra-ordinary convention committee instituted by President Muhammadu Buhari a few months ago after the ruling party had an internal crisis.
Ali stated that efforts must be made to immediately hold an extraordinary convention while speaking with journalists in Kaduna on Tuesday, October 27.
“There are speculations in the media on alleged moves by the Buni-led committee to seek an extension. I am appealing to them not to follow that trajectory even though the committee hasn’t refuted the media report.”
Meanwhile, the director-general of the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, has revealed how regular meetings between 2013 and 2014 by some leaders of the APC led to the landmark victory of President Buhari in 2015.
The APC chieftain said President Buhari, himself, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso and Owelle Rochas Okorocha were in attendance in virtually every meeting held before the 2015 general elections.
Speaking to journalists on Monday, October 26 in Abuja, on his new book titled "APC and Progressive Politics in Nigeria," Lukman urged the APC leaders to return to the era of unity and holding regular meetings without criminalising those with opposing views.
In another development, the Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has alleged that a number of lawmakers in the Ebonyi state House of Assembly are under pressure to join the APC by Governor Dave Umahi.
The allegation was contained in a statement signed and made available to journalists on Tuesday, October 27 by the AESID president, Ambassador Paschal Oluchukwu.
The AESID, however, acknowledged the governor's right to freedom of association as enshrined in the Nigerian constitution.
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