APC caretaker committee members arrive national secretariat for meeting

All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello, former Senate President, Ken Nnamani, and the Secretary of the APC Caretaker/ Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, John Akpanudeghe, are among the early callers at the National Secretariat of the APC, on Monday.

Chairman of the Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, has also arrived at the secretariat for the committee’s inaugural meeting slated to start at 12:00noon.

Newsmen had reported that the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee would hold its inaugural meeting today (Monday).

Newsmen on Sunday gathered that the caretaker committee would at the meeting, which would be held at the APC national secretariat, Abuja, set up sub-committees as part of preparations for the party’s congresses and the national convention.

Among the sub-committees expected to be set up are finance and publicity sub-committees.

The APC’s National Executive Committee, during its meeting at the Presidential Villa on Thursday, dissolved the party’s National Working Committee and set up the caretaker committee headed by the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni.

The caretaker committee was given the mandate to organise the party’s ward, local government and state congresses as well as the national convention in the next six months.

The ruling party was on June 16 marred by a leadership crisis when the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja upheld the suspension of its National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, by the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.

Two factions on June 17 emerged in the party with one led by its suspended Deputy National Secretary, Victor Giadom, and the other consisting of 18 NWC members loyal to Oshiomhole.

Despite the opposition of the 18 NWC members, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday declared his support for Giadom and attended the NEC meeting convened by him on Thursday.

The dissolution of the Oshiomhole-led NWC at the instance of Buhari has been accepted by leaders of the party including Oshiomhole himself and some party officials, who initially opposed the President.

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