- According to governor Sani Bello, replacing Buni was a decision made due to his absence, stating that Buni was absent because he traveled
- Sani Bello for the first time presided over the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) in Abuja
- The Niger state governor who presided over the swearing-in of the states chairman said the moves was a work in progress ahead of the national convention
The governor of Niger state, Sani Bello has made a strong revelation as to why he replaced Yobe state Governor, Mai Mala Buni as the caretaker chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Bello while at the party’s secretariat on Monday, March 7 said his emergence as chairman of the party’s Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) is due to Buni’s absence, Vanguard reports.
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Legit.ng gathered that the Yobe state governor according to Sani Bello traveled, which in turn prompted the change in leadership in the party.
“The States Chairmen, they took their oath of office today and we discussed progress made so far on Convention and what needs to be done next so that we will achieve the March 26 date for Convention”.
After presiding over the meeting of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Bello was asked in what capacity he presided over the meeting.
“Acting Chairman. I have been acting for a while since the Chairman traveled”.
APC Convention: You’ve No Power to Call for NEC Meeting, Nabena Warns Niger State Governor
Prequel to the recent development, the deputy national publicity secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena had earlier warned governor Sani Bello over his proposed plan to stage a National Executive Committee meeting.
Nabena alleged that the plot by the Niger state governor to destabilize the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has been on for a while because of his vice-presidential ambition in 2023, hence his plan to convey a NEC meeting.
In a statement made available to Legit.ng on Sunday, March 6, the APC chieftain said Governor Bello is just an ordinary member of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and not the chairman or secretary.
Convention: Don’t Step Down, Kwara APC Charge Mustapha to Intensify Campaign
In another development, the Kwara state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared their support for, Saliu Mustapha.
Delegates of the APC in Kwara made this known during a courtesy visit to Mustapha over the weekend.
The entourage led by former speaker of the Kwara state House of Assembly, Hon Benjamin Yisa urged Mustapha to step up his campaign train as he is the best man for the party's apex seat.