- All APC members will begin a process of registration throughout Nigeria
- This was disclosed on Tuesday, November 10, by the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the party led by Mai Mala Buni
- Buni told reports in Abuja on Tuesday that President Muhammadu Buhari gave approval for the exercise
The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday, November 10, got the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari for the registration of members of the ruling party.
This was confirmed by the head of the APC's Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe, Punch reports.
Governor Buni told State House correspondents in Abuja that President Buhari gave the approval in a crucial meeting with members of the committee on Tuesday.
Moreover, Buni informed journalists after the said that meeting that the party is still in the process of reconciling all aggrieved members.
Concerning the issue of the extension of the committee's tenure, the governor revealed that oonly the National Executive Committee (NEC) can give a final say.
Meanwhile, Senator Kabiru Marafa has rejected the alleged delay of the leadership of the APC to conduct a national convention.
Speaking on Sunday, Marafa vehemently decried the decision of the caretaker/extraordinary national convention planning committee of Buni of Yobe to begin membership registration before the convention.
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 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.”
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