2023: APC leaders divided over zoning, control of party structure

The Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is divided over the alleged tenure elongation deal by the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).

Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, chair the committee after Adams Oshiomhole was removed in 2020. recall that the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) was extended to remain in the office till June 2021, there are suppositions that the current committee are not ready to vacate the office.

The Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) informed the general public of the elongation of its nationwide membership registration and authenticate the exercise by three weeks. this was reported that the initial plans was to extend between six to eight weeks which was rejected by team who do not want the Buni-led team in the office anymore.

according to their stated that with the Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) supposed to hold its national convention in June, an additional two months was a negative plan to elongate the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) desist from.

 The National Secretary, John Akpan Udoedehe, announced in a statement that CECPC plans linked on social media and has been revealed to “reduced time frame”.

Some of the party leader against the convention holding anytime soon as governors not in control of the party structure in their states while others believes that APC new national committee will follow the zoning pattern the APC intends to use ahead of 2023.

Another category are allied very close to the current committee and are planning to stay beyond the stipulated time or hope for political offices in the next general elections.

In a statement Friday night, the APC Forum of State Caretaker Chairmen declared it was on good terms with the CECPC. Ali Buka-Dalori, the head and Borno Caretaker Committee Chairman, recalled that they unanimously agreed on the need for an extension of the membership and revalidation process.

He said, 

“We are happy the CECPC acceded to our pleas by granting a three-week extension to accommodate states requiring additional time to conclude the exercise and capture millions of Nigerians desirous of joining the APC.

“At no time during the meeting of APC state caretaker chairmen or in our briefing to media organisations was anything related to tenure elongation deliberated or mentioned.” Buka-Dalori noted that the CECPC has surpassed its mandate to reposition and bring unity to the ruling party.

“We will continue to support its efforts to ensure the completion of all the tasks assigned by the National Executive Committee (NEC) and further entrench the APC as a truly progressive political platform”.

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