SPLINTER GROUP IN APC SACKS MAI MALA BUNI AS NATIONAL CHAIRMAN, ANNOUNCES IMMEDIATE REPLACEMENT
….as National Secretary Kicks, saying group not known to APC
The internal crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the country took a new dimension today, as a splinter group of the party allegedly removed the Acting National Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party, MAI MALA BUNI, who is also the Governor of Yobe State.
Today, Monday, November 29, a unit within the party known as PROGRESSIVE YOUTH MOVEMENT came out to announce that it has removed and replacement MAI BUNI with MUSTAPHA AUDU as National Caretaker Committee Chairman with immediate effect.
Reports say after the exercise, the splinter National Chairman of APC, AUDU MUSTAPHA said he would constitute a National Reconciliation Committee to reconcile aggrieved members nationwide, before the February 26, 2021 Convention.
He further announced a zoning formula that for positions that would form the in coming National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
But in a swift reaction, Acting APC National Secretary, JOHN AKPAN UDOEDEHE dismissed the report, describing it as “felonious activities”.
EDOEDEHE, in a statement said the group is not known to the party, neither is it a registered support group and therefore non-existent.
He said: “However laughable, the criminal attempt of the purported group to usurp the leadership of the President MUHAMMADU BUHARI-led APC now bothers on treasonable felony.
“Relevant security bodies must now check and address their unscrupulous activities. The attention the purported group seeks will not be given to them by the party.
“We can only advise that the general public completely disregards them. They are not registered members of the APC and are being used by opposition elements and fifth columnists to cause confusion.
“As widely reported, the successful meeting between the APC leadership, Progressive Governors’ Forum and the President produced February 2022 as the timeframe for the National Convention”.