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General News of Thursday, 11 November 2021


APC group demand immediate resignation of Buni-led committee

President Muhammadu Buhari and Mai Buni President Muhammadu Buhari and Mai Buni

A group in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have called for the immediate resignation of the Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).

A spokesperson for the group, Ayo Oyalowo, at a press conference in Abuja justified the call saying it was based on the realisation that the caretaker committee has failed woefully to manage the affairs of the party.

The group claimed that the Caretaker Committee has created even more problems for the party than it was meant to resolve.

The group blamed the Buni led committee for the loss by the APC of the Anambra governorship poll to the ruling All progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).

The group argued: “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 has 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 favor certain selected individuals in the party.

“Another crystal clear evidence of the failure of the Caretaker Committee is the outcome of the Anambra 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 a 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 further called on all concerned members of the party across the country to join hands and ensure the election of a National Working Committee that will truly represent the interest and aspirations of genuine APC members.

The group threw its weight behind the direct primary option of electing candidates for political parties adding the measure remains a victory for internal party democracy since it will return the party to the ordinary members who have toiled day and night for the success of the party and not a few privileged and selfish individuals.

The group lauded President Muhammadu Buhari; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Senate President Ahmad Lawan; Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila and the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu for their various and collective roles towards strengthening the APC.

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