Niger Gov, Bello swears in 36 APC state chairmen amid reports of Buni’s sack


Amid rumours of possible sack of the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello has sworn in the 36 State Chairmen of the party.

The inauguration was done at the party secretariat which witnessed heavy presence of security officials on Monday.

According to a THISDAY report, President Muhammadu Buhari has allegedly approved the removal of the Yobe governor, Mai Mala Buni after a faction of APC Governors reportedly complained bitterly about the former’s plans to scuttle the imminent planned convention.

The APC convention has been postponed more than once since Buni, who is also the Governor of Yobe State, was appointed caretaker Chairman.

Meanwhile, CECPC had earlier denied the reported sack of Gov Buni-led caretaker committee by President Muhammadu Buhari.

A statement signed on Monday by the National Secretary of the CECPC, John Akpanudoedehe, titled ‘Fake news: No leadership change in APC CECPC,’ revealed that leadership changes are not announced by “sources” through name-dropping in the media.

The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to sponsored media reports on an imaginary leadership change in the All Progressives Congress Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee.

“The media report is fake news and should be disregarded.

“The APC is a progressive political party guided by rules. Leadership changes are not announced by ‘sources’ through name dropping in the media.

“We urge our teeming supporters, members and indeed the general public to remain calm and support the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC CECPC conduct a rancour-free and credible National Convention deserving of our great party.”



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