All seem not to be well in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a new faction in the party has reportedly sacked Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State.
The faction known as the Progressive Youth Movement also slammed President Muhammadu Buhari over poor supervision of the party.
The faction allegedly replaced Mala Buni who is Chairman, APC Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), with Mustapha Audu with immediate effect.
Speaking, Audu announced the immediate constitution of a National Reconciliation Committee to reconcile aggrieved members before the party’s convention.
He also disclosed new zoning formula for Positions in the new National Working Committee (NWC).
“Today is the day that story of youths are leaders of tomorrow ended. Today, we are leaders of here and now and we will change Nigeria. We have been recognised by Mr. President and by all the members of the party. I can tell you that the leaders are currently scrambling and having meeting on how to align with us.
“This Caretaker Committee has sacked the Buni-led caretaker committee and (it) stands dissolved, disbanded and no longer represent the APC members. As the new committee, we will take up the monumental task of reconciliation,” the group said.
Newspot reports that the ruling APC is set to hold its convention on February 26, 2021.
Reacting to the formation of the new faction, the APC National Secretary, John Akpan Udoedehe, said the group is unknown to the party.
He added that the Progressive Youth Movement structure or as a registered support group does not exist.
“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,” Udoedehe said.
“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 disregard 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.”