APC stakeholders demand dissolution of Governor Buni-led caretaker committee

Mr Sunday Fagbemi has emerged as Chairman of the factional All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to Gov. AbdulRaman AbdulRazaq of Kwara.

Some members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) operating under the platform of the Concerned APC Stakeholders have demanded the dissolution of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).

The CCEPC is under the leadership of the Yobe state governor, Mallam Mai Mala Buni.

Addressing newsmen on Thursday, the leader of the group, Ayo Oyalowo, said the APC CECPC had not met the objectives that informed its formation.

Oyalowo recalled that the emergency meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee held in June 2020 where the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee was dissolved gave Governor Buni’s CECPC the mandate to reconcile aggrieved chieftains and conduct a national convention.

On its performance, Oyalowo claimed that the interim leadership has been creating more factions within the party and worsened the crises rocking the party.

He said: “Gentlemen of the press, the Caretaker Committee has conducted what is arguably the worst ward, local government and state congresses since the formation of the party in 2013. These congresses, rather than putting the party on strong footings, have created further divisions and disenchantment among its members.

“Only days ago, stakeholders of the party from Bauchi State protested at the party’s headquarter as a result of the fallout of the congresses. In the same vein, the attempt by the leadership of the party to reconcile stakeholders from Oyo State hit a brick wall right inside the party headquarters.

“Similar circumstances are also being witnessed in Osun and some other states simply because the processes were built on very shaky foundations and the outcome designed to favour certain selected individuals in the party.

“Another crystal clear evidence of the failure of the Caretaker Committee is the outcome of the Anambra State gubernatorial election. While it is sad that the APC came a dismal third in an election it had every chance of winning, it would have been magic if the party had performed better than it did, especially considering that the candidate of the party, Senator Andy Uba emerged through a process that was completely strange to the ideals of the APC.”

The group called on President Muhammadu Buhari to dissolve the APC CECPC and put in place another “new committee whose task will be to immediately conduct the National Convention of the party be constituted.”

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