At Last, APC Governors Give Final Say On Convention, Decide Buni's Fate

At Last, APC Governors Give Final Say On Convention, Decide Buni's Fate

  • APC governors on the night of Sunday, January 16, decided to hold the party's national convention in Febraury
  • However, the ruling party's governors during the meetin held in Kebbi state, did not fix a date in February for the convention
  • The governors and other stakeholders in the party also hailed Governor Mai Mala Buni and gave a vote of confidence on his leadership

Kebbi - Nigerian governors on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) met on Sunday, January 16, to decide on the date for the party's national convention, Channels TV has said.

The long-awaited meeting was held at the lodge of Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state.

As one of the resolutions at the meeting, the governors decided to stick to February as the month for the convention, Vanguard added.

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APC chieftains and Buni
The governors hailed Buni for his leadership (Photo: All Progressives Congress)
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Added to this, the APC chieftains also gave a vote of confidence on the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni, the chairman of the ruling party's Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).

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However, Governor Badugu, who is the chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), told journalists after the meeting that the APC is yet to fix a set date for the convention in February.

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Meanwhile, the APC had suspended its planned national convention scheduled to take place in February.

The party crisis has continued to deepen with some governors accused of hijacking plans for the national convention.

The party's decision to move the national convention to June follows several litigations and animosity building up between members of the APC leadership.

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A source said that postponing the national convention until June will give the party more time to settle the major internal crisis within the APC.

The source said the caretaker committee for the national convention is currently working with key stakeholders within the APC to ensure that all aggrieved factions were reconciled.

He said:

"There are behind-the-scenes efforts to make sure the convention is held as soon as possible, though it is no longer feasible for next month.
“You can imagine, before you resolve the ward congresses that are being challenged now, then, you have to resolve that of the local governments and then, the state congresses and the fourth one is the national convention."


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