- The chairman of the APC caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, has claimed that the party's registration is constitutional
- Buni on Friday, February 12, said the party plans to carry all its members along in the exercise
- The Yobe governor insisted that the process is contained in article 9(4) of the said constitution
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Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe who is the caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has defended the ruling party's membership revalidation.
Buni maintained on Friday, February 12, that there is nothing illegitimate in the ongoing exercise of the party.
The APC boss, to substantiate his position, quoted article 9(4) of the party's constitution, The Nation reports.
The governor said:
“Article 9(4) of our party is very clear about what we are doing. We cannot do anything outside the constitution of the party.
“What I want to assure all members of our party is that no member will be left behind.”
Buni's defence of the APC registration came days after Adams Oshiomhole opposed the process, referring to it as being strange to the party's constitution.
The former APC national chairman said the idea of the process was totally against the constitution of the ruling party.
Oshiomhole noted that the party was ruled by the constitution, not by the opinions of a collection of chieftains.
”APC is governed by a constitution and not by man, the constitution only provides for registration and I registered as a member of the APC in 2014 under the Interim national chairman Chief Bisi Akande.
“There is nothing in the APC constitution that says a member shall revalidate or renew its membership.
"Once you registered when you joined the party and you have not decamped, you are a member . So revalidation is strange to our constitution."
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