- As the national convention of the All Progressives Congress draws closer, the acting chairman has made new moves
- The Niger state governor disclosed on Tuesday, March 8, that the ruling party would soon convene a meeting of the National Executive Committee of the party
- He noted further that the report of the zoning committee led by his Kwara state counterpart, Abdulrahman AbdulRazak would soon be considered before the NEC meeting scheduled for next week
Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger state and acting national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called for a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party.
This development comes after indications that Mai Mala Buni, the now-ousted chairman of the party, did not want the convention to take place because he wanted to remain in charge of the party, The Cable reports.
Speaking with journalists at the APC national secretariat in Abuja on Monday, March 7, Bello said he had been acting as the party’s chairman for a while.
Sani Bello's new moves
The newspaper said the Niger governor called for the NEC meeting in a move to salvage the party and ensure that the convention scheduled for March 26 is held.
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Plans for convention
Another move taken by the Niger governor is to prune down the number of people on the sub-committees for the convention.
Bello was quoted as saying the party needs about 200 people to ensure that the convention is hitch-free.
APC crisis: Southwest elders react to moves to remove Buni as chairman caretaker committee
Key elders of the ruling APC have made their position known in the ongoing crisis within the party.
The elders said that they would not accept the replacement of Governor Mai Mala-Buni with his colleague from Niger state.
Describing the rumoured removal of Governor Buni as illegal, the elders warned that actions taken by the party's stakeholders will haunt APC at the general elections.
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Legit.ng previously reported that Governor Sani Bello admitted that replacing Buni was a decision made due to his absence as the chairman of the APC caretaker committee.
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 state's chairman said the moves were a work in progress ahead of the national convention.