Buni’s Aftermath: PDP Berates APC, Says Party Is Structurally Crippled

Buni’s Aftermath: PDP Berates APC, Says Party Is Structurally Crippled

  • PDP says the formation of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) by the APC is illegal
  • The opposition party also accused the party of breaching Section 183 of the Constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria
  • Intending aspirants of the APC has been warned by the PDP to be careful stating that the ruling party is gradually losing credibility

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has labeled the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party that lacks structure, The Cable reports.

The opposition party says the party has lost touch reflecting on the recent crisis rocking the party’s leadership structure.

Buni’s Aftermath: PDP Berates APC, Says Party Is Structurally Crippled
The PDP says the formation of the CECPC contravenes the statutory provision of the constitution. Photo Credit: (Guardian)
Source: UGC

Legit.ng had reported that Governor Sani Bello of Niger state was announced caretaker chairman of the party replacing Mai Mala Buni, governor of Yobe who is believed to have been fired by President Buhari.

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While reacting to this development, the PDP in a statement made available to newsmen said the recent development in the party is an indication that the party is “plagued by confusion”.

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Debo Ologunagba, PDP spokesperson, said:

“the unilateral dismissal and replacement” of Buni with his Niger state counterpart, Abubakar Sani Bello by President Muhammadu Buhari as Chairman of the nebulous contraption called the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) confirms that the CECPC is an illegal creation that lacks statutory powers, authority and legitimacy of party leadership”.
“President’s action confirms that the APC is not a political party under our laws but a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which became legally nonoperational when on December 8, 2020, it dissolved its national, state as well as local government structures and handed its affairs over to a team of “political undertakers” known as the CECPC."

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Ologunagba further stated that the predicament of the ruling party is as a result of the various cabals running the affairs of the party.

The PDP in its statement also cited that the ruling party operates an illegal body in the formation of the Sani Bello-led Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).

“Moreover, by virtue of Section 183 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) which bars a sitting governor from holding ‘any other executive office in any capacity whatsoever’ while serving as a State Governor, the APC’s CECPC whether headed by Governor Buni or Governor Bello remains constitutionally invalid.

The opposition party however charged intending aspirants under the umbrella of the APC to be careful and mindful of their dealings with the party.

Ohanaeze Warns APC Against Dangers of Denying Igbos 2023 Presidency

In another development, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) that zoning the presidency to South-West is tantamount to chaos.

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The group said the idea is totally unacceptable and will not be condoned by the eastern region.

This is coming after several media reports emerged that the ruling party has already made plans to zone the presidential ticket to the South-West region, legit.ng gathered.

2023: Ohanaeze Ndigbo reacts to Tinubu's presidential ambition

Recall that the group was one of the first to react when the All Progressives' national leader, Bola Tinubu, declared to run for president.

However, the group frowns at his ambition insisting that it was the turn of the Igbos to become president.

Describing Tinubu as a man of conscience, the spokesperson for the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Alex Ogbonnia, said the APC national leader should also be interested in justice and equity.

Source: Legit.ng

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