- Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC caretaker committee has been told to release a timetable to the party's national convention
- This was disclosed on Monday, April 5, in Abuja by the DG of PGF, Salihu Lukman
- Lukman said that any attempt to elongate the tenure of the caretaker committee would be resisted
Salihu Lukman, the director-general of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), has called on the acting national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Governor Mala Mai Buni to roll out the timetable for the congresses that would culminate in the party's national convention.
The Nation reports that he also described as “needless” the extension of the ongoing membership registration, revalidation and update register exercise.
Legit.ng gathered that Lukman told the caretaker committee not to contemplate any tenure elongation.
The PGF boss, in a statement titled: “APC’s litmus tests” in Abuja on Monday, April 5, lamented that some of the challenges in the party which led to the dissolution of the former National Working Committee (NWC) led by Comrade Adams Oshiomole were yet to be addressed by the caretaker committee.
He maintained that democratic principles require that initiatives being implemented by the caretaker committee are based on decisions taken by competent organs as provided in the constitution of the party.
Lukman, however, lamented that the party fell short of the aforementioned principles.
He further alleged that most decisions taken so far “by the caretaker committee were done by the chairman, Mai Mala Buni and the secretary, Akpan Udoedehe.
The APC chieftain said:
“Under no circumstances should there be any contemplation of extending the tenure of the caretaker committee.
“In order to ensure that no extension is being considered, committees for congresses and national convention should be established without any further delay. Similarly, the dates for congresses and national convention should be decided.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that state chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, April 1, demanded immediate conduct of the party’s congresses to pave the way for the national convention to usher in a new National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
It was reported that party chairmen, under the auspices of the Forum of State Chairmen of the All Progressives Congress, told journalists in Abuja that it was time for the party to hold the national convention, billed for June, after the conclusion of the membership revalidation and registration.
The chairman of the forum and APC chairman in Borno state, Hon. Ali Dalori, said that the membership drive had increased the base of the party.