APC crisis: Senators reportedly join forces with Fayemi, others to root for Buni, shun Lawan, ex govs

APC crisis: Senators reportedly join forces with Fayemi, others to root for Buni, shun Lawan, ex govs

- The planned tenure extension for Governor Buni-led committee may have pitched APC leaders against one another

- Some senators including the sitting governors want the committee's tenure to be extended

- But the Senate president Ahmad Lawan and some senators are reportedly opposed to the planned move

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A report by The Sun indicates that the internal crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may have taken another twist over the planned extension of tenure of the party's caretaker committee led by Governor Mai Mala Buni.

Legit.ng gathered that the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, may have fallen out with senators elected on the platform of the party ahead of the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 8.

It was gathered that the planned tenure extension has created two factions in the Senate caucus of the party.

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APC crisis: Lawan, ex govs lose out as senators reportedly join forces with Fayemi, others to root for Buni
Some senators and governors are rooting for the extension of Governor Mai Buni-led caretaker committee. Credit: @DrAhmadLawan @kfayemi
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The faction loyal to Lawan was believed to be against the extension while the other faction is backing governors who are pushing for the extension of Buni's caretaker committee.

According to the newspaper, an APC senator said the cold war between Lawan and Buni, who are both from Yobe, is about their personal ambitions ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

The report noted that the Senate president and Buni are both scheming to secure the slot as running mate to a possible southern presidential candidate.

The source was quoted to have claimed that Lawan’s men, who have bought into the vice-presidential ambition are plotting to have a strong voice in the party which is being controlled by governors.

The source said:

“In the past, the Senate was a major bloc of the ruling party. The PDP couldn’t take a decision then without consulting the Senate. That has changed with APC. Today, the APC is moving on without any inputs from the Senate and that’s a bad sign ahead of 2023.

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“If senators are unable to have a stake, many of them will be slaves to their governors before they will get return tickets in 2023. Unfortunately, the cold war between Lawan and Buni is not helping matters."

It was learnt that those predominantly opposed to the extension are from the southwest and the south-south.

The source stresses that many former governors are also aggrieved and have joined Lawan in opposing the planned continuation of the Buni-led committee.

He said incumbent governors are bent on controlling the structures of the party in their respective states while their predecessors are struggling to hold on to power.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the immediate past national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, accepted his removal as the head of the ruling party.

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It was reported that the former Edo state governor, however, stated that if given a second chance, he will not lead the APC.

The former party chairman said he has instructed his lawyers to withdraw the suit challenging his suspension but he added that if the dissolution is reversed he would decline to return as APC chairman.

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