- Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe has come under serious heat over the conduct of the next national convention
- Many APC stalwarts cannot wait for the new set of national executives to be ushered into the party
- In fact, Senator Kabiru Marafa has given Buni until December 2020 to conduct the convention or resign as the party's boss
Senator Kabiru Marafa has rejected the alleged delay of the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to conduct a national convention.
Speaking on Sunday, Marafa vehemently decried the decision of the caretaker/extraordinary national convention planning committee of Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe to begin membership registration before the convention, Daily Trust reports.
The senator claimed that this move is unconstitutional and a ploy by Buni to extend his time in office as the head of the party.
Even more, the APC bigwig said that going by the party's constitution, Buni should not be at the hem of affairs, but that he and other chieftains maintained silence because of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Many of us are aware that your appointment is unconstitutional, [section 17(iv) of our party’s constitution is very clear]. We only kept quiet because of the respect we have for Mr President, and the belief that the party needs to open a new page.”
Marafa went ahead to say that Buni has until December 2020 to conduct a convention that will bring a new set of executives or leave office.
The senator added:
“Be informed that any action you take outside your primary mandate of organizing a convention that will usher in a new set of executives will be null, void and of no effect whatsoever. You have up to December to do the needful or we chase you out.
“Your state needs you more than the party, go and administer your state, you can’t be Governor and Chairman of APC at the same time. It’s unconstitutional."
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