- The leadership crises facing the ruling All Progressives Congress will likely continue until President Muhammadu Buhari returns from London
- This comes as members of the Progressives Governors Forum failed to reach an agreement over the fate of Buni
- According to a source, the party might harm itself if it allows governors to hold positions in the party
It seems the fate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) now lies in the hands of President Muhammadu Buhari as members now await his arrival before anything can be done over the leadership crises currently facing the party.
This comes as members of the Progressives Governors Forum in a meeting failed to reach an agreement on what to do about the controversy trailing the validity of the Gov Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the party.
According to a source privy to the meeting who pleaded anonymity, the governors have agreed to wait for the return of President Buhari before taking a final decision.
The source said a governor of one of the states in the north central cautioned the party against playing politics with the Supreme Court judgement which he described as a booby trap.
“The governor warned that the party could ill afford to give the opposition a legal technicality to deal a huge blow on the party’s electoral fortunes. He cited the cases of Zamfara and Bayelsa to back up his claim."
“Based on the judgement, the governor aligned with the position of Vice President Osinbajo and other party leaders who are accomplished lawyers in their own rights who advised that we tarry a while because as a party, we may be walking into a booby trap by allowing governors hold party positions while still serving.
“Apart from the legality or otherwise, there is also the moral question."
Northern groups pick 'perfect' candidate as APC national chairman
Legit.ng had reported that amid calls for Mai Mala Buni's resignation as the national chairman of APC, some northern stakeholders on various socio-cultural platforms made their choice of a worthy candidate.
These concerned persons who are businesswomen, professionals, and journalists under the umbrella body of the Arewa group, made it known in a statement on Thursday, August 5, that they had chosen Murtala Nyako, the former governor of Adamawa as the man for the job.
The stakeholders noted that at a time characterised by bad governance at all levels, insecurity, and economic hardship, the leadership expertise of Nyako comes in very handy and should be employed by the ruling party.
APC crisis: Buni visits Osinbajo, explains view on ward congresses
Buni’s decision to see Osinbajo was necessitated because rumours were flying around about the fate of the congress which was scheduled the next day, Saturday, July 31.
According to a source quoted in the report, prior to Buni’s visit, there was no communication between the vice president and the Yobe state governor until late Friday night when the APC interim chairman reached out to Osinbajo around midnight.