Just In: APC National Caretaker Secretary, Akpanudoedehe, Speaks on Alleged Resignation

Just In: APC National Caretaker Secretary, Akpanudoedehe, Speaks on Alleged Resignation

  • Senator John James Akpanudoedehe has denied resigning his position as the national caretaker secretary of the APC
  • In a press conference on Tuesday, March 8, Akpanudoedehe said he remains the authentic secretary of the party’s caretaker committee
  • The report of Akpanudoedehe's rumoured resignation came amid the confusion over the alleged removal of Governor Buni as the party's acting chairman

FCT, Abuja - The national secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, has denied resigning his position.

Leadership newspaper had reported that Akpanudoedehe packed out all his belongings from the party’s national secretariat at Blantyre Street, Wuse 2, Abuja.

APC National Caretaker Secretary, Akpanudoedehe, Denies Resigning
Senator John James Akpanudoedehe said he is the APC national caretaker secretary. Photo credit: All Progressives Congress - APC
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The newspaper had said that it was learnt that his decision to quit was not unconnected with the current power play in the party, with some governors angling for his removal.

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I am still the APC's secretary - Akpanudoedehe

However, in a press conference on Tuesday evening, March 7, Akpanudoedehe said the report of his resignation is not true, adding that he is still the authentic secretary of the party’s caretaker committee.

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Akpanudoedehe said in a video obtained by Legit.ng:

“I have read in social media that I have resigned as Secretary of the APC. I want to state that it is not true; that I didn’t resign. If I have resigned, you would have seen my letter of resignation written by me. Someone cannot just say somebody is dead when he is alive.
“I am not bigger than the party, or bigger than the President who is a leader of the country. I am waiting for the national chairman to come back."

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Legit.ng notes that the rumour about Akpanudoedehe's resignation surfaced following the controversial and alleged removal of Governor Mai Mala Buni as the party's acting chairman.

Crisis rocks APC as group declares Buni's removal illegal

Meanwhile, the crisis rocking the ruling APC has taken a different turn following the removal of Governor Buni as the chairman of the party's CECPC.

In a recent move, a group within the party, APC Youth Development and Solidarity Forum (APC-YDSF) described Buni's removal as illegal.

Speaking at an emergency press briefing that took place on Monday, March 7, in Abuja, the national secretary of the group, Tobias Ogbeh, said that the Yobe state governor remains the legitimate and substantial chairman of the CECPC

Source: Legit.ng

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