- Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni has paid a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari in the United Kingdom
- Buni’s visit to the Nigerian leader is coming amid controversy in the APC over leadership of the caretaker committee
- President Buhari is in London for medical checkup as initially announced by his spokesman, Femi Adesina
Governor Mai Mala Buni met with President Muhammadu Buhari in London, United Kingdom amid controversy in the All Progressives Congress (APC) over plans to scuttle the party’s convention scheduled for March 26.
The chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) on Wednesday, March 16, visited Buhari who is currently on a medical vacation.
The photos were shared by Buni's special assistant on social media, Hassan Peppe on Twitter. Buni was pictured with Buhari and Malam Adamu Adamu, the minister of education.
This development is coming amid crisis rocking the ruling party over leadership of the caretaker committee.
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The crisis in the party has also seen governors taking sides following the removal of Buni as the chairman of the party's Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).
Governor Sani Bello of Niger state who took over control of the party held an emergency meeting with some members of the caretaker committee of the APC.
The secretary of the caretaker committee, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, however, described the news of Buni’s sack as fake.
How Niger governor emerged APC's acting chairman
In a previous report by Legit.ng, Bello of Niger state on Monday, March 7, took control of the ruling APC, declaring himself as "acting chairman".
He claimed that he had been serving as the acting chairman "for a while since the chairman (Buni) travelled.
The Niger state governor, however, declined comment when asked to confirm whether Buni has been sacked and he has been appointed as the new chairman of the caretaker committee.
'Coup' against Buni fails as governor’s men regain control of APC headquarters
Meanwhile, the “coup” against the chairman of the APC caretaker committee has failed.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had failed to acknowledge the leadership of Governor Sani Bello of Niger state who had taken charge of the party.
The committee's secretary who normally presides over the party’s affairs in the absence of Buni resumed at the APC national secretariat on Tuesday afternoon, March 15,