Governor Sani Bello of Niger State, has taken control of the All Progressives Congress APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), after the removal of Yobe State Governor and former caretaker chairman, Mai Mala Buni.
|Niger State Gov. Sani Bello cum APC caretaker committee acting chairman.|
Buni had been piloting the affairs of the party’s caretaker committee since 2020 following the crisis that rocked the party.
|Cross section or state chairmen taking their oath of office.|
It is not clear the circumstances that Buni was allegedly sacked, fueling feelings that the ruling party is deep in crisis.
Recall that the APC had earlier on Monday, refutted media reports that there was a leadership change in the party.
Bello, who is now acting chairman of the party caretaker committee, while taking charge of the national secretariat of the party, on Monday called on all the state chairmen of the party to reunite party members in their respective states.
The CECPC acting chairman made the call shortly after the swearing-in of the states chairmen of the party at the national secretariat of the party in Abuja.
The swearing-in followed the presentation of certificates of return to the chairmen a few weeks ago.
The governor while congratulating the APC states chairmen on behalf of the leader of the party, President Muhammadu Buhari, he reminded them that the task before them is enormous, especially as they desire better results in the 2023 general elections.
“We expect better results in 2023 than in 2019”.
He observed that the needs more unity amongst its members to retain power in the next general elections to consolidate on the achievements made so far.
“The work has just begun, I pray and hope that by the time you get back to your states you will unite the Party. Please let bygones be bygones you have to bring everyone together, what we want is a unified APC”, he said.
On the issue of Sokoto state party chairmanship, the acting chairman of the party said a political solution is being worked out to address the emergence of an acceptable chairman to all.