- The APC membership registration and revalidation has drawn criticisms from different political quarters
- One of the party's top members Bisi Akande had raised eyebrows over the exercise
- Responding to him, Mai Mala Buni said whatever is going on in the party at the moment is within the law
Governor Mai Mala Buni, on Thursday, February 4, condemned Chief Bisi Akande’s description of the ongoing All Progressives Congress (APC) membership registration exercise.
According to the chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), the exercise is within the scope of the law, The Nation reports.
Buni in a statement by Mallam Mamman Mohammed, his director-general, press and media affairs, said the exrcise is a constitutional provision.
He went on to note that it is part of the strategic measures taken by the caretaker committee to give existing and new APC members a sense of belonging as well as generate an up-to-date data of its members.
Legit.ng recalls that Akande, the pioneer national chairman of the APC condemned the ongoing exercise of the ruling party, saying it was unnecessary.
The former Osun state governor also decried the continued stay in office of the party's national caretaker committee headed by Buni. According to him, if not controlled or expeditiously managed, the caretaker committee may end up becoming a disgrace.
Backing Akande, another chieftain of the APC, Chief Uche Nwosu, called on the Buni-led committee to listen to the grievances of the founding members of the party and address same to strengthen loyalty within its fold.
Amidst the crisis trailing the exercise, President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday, January 30, revalidated his APC membership status at his Sarkin Yara polling unit in Daura, Katsina state.
The president was accompanied to the venue by some APC governors, the president of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and the party's national leaders.
A day before his registration, Buhari had arrived Daura, his hometown, in commencement of a four-day official visit.