APC crisis becomes complicated as youth disband Guardian Committee and inaugurate ‘new president’ Nigeria news
- The crisis that rocked the ruling APC on Monday, November 29, worsened with the dissolution of the committee headed by Governor Mai Mala Buni
- Young people under the aegis of the Progressive Youth Movement inaugurated a factional guardian committee headed by Prince Mustapha Audu
- The forum at a press conference also announced that the party’s national convention is set for February 26, 2022.
Abuja – In the midst of the crisis in the All Progressives Congress, a parallel interim committee of the ruling party in Nigeria has been set up in Abuja.
Nigerian Tribune reports that the forum operating under the platform of the Progressive Youth Movement (PYM) announced that Mustapha Audu was the chairman of the new team of guardians.
It has been understood that Mustapha is the son of the former governor of Kogi and a former party leader, Prince Abubakar Audu.
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Buhari appointed to head the new committee
The forum revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari was the head of the advisory committee, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila and Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, among others, as members of the new interim committee.
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According to Audu, a reconciliation committee would be set up by announcing February 26, 2022 as the date of the party’s national convention.
The self-proclaimed president called on party members to cooperate with the new interim national leadership to reform the ruling party.
Yobe state governor reacts
However, Governor Buni, in a rapid reaction to development, demanded the arrest of Audu and his fellow travelers for the crime of treason, The Guardian added.
John Akpanudoedehe, the committee secretary dismissed the action as “criminal activities of a suspected group”.
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The scribe said they are unknown to the party, its structure or as a registered support group and therefore do not exist.
APC’s deputy national advertising secretary, Yekini Nabena, for his part said that young people do not have the power to dissolve the committee headed by Buni because they are not members of the National Executive Committee (NEC).
The ANPP and the CPC block would have hijacked the APC
Legit.ng previously reported that since Buni’s emergence as interim APC chairman, those who allegedly called the shots in the party have been close associates of the governor of Yobe state.
Buni’s emergence would have strengthened the Congress for Progressives Congress (CPC) and All Nigerian Peoples Party (ANPP) blocs within the party while sidelining the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) bloc.
A Muritala Yakubu, personal assistant and powerful influential member of the Buni “kitchen cabinet”, the chief of staff, Abdullahi Gasuwa, and the director of the organization, Professor Al-Mustapha Mednaer are practically in charge of affairs. party.
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DSS and police take over APC national secretariat in Abuja
In a related development, the entry and exit points of the APC National Secretariat located on Blantyre Street in Abuja were barricaded with armed police in four patrol vans.
Security officers, including the Department of State Services (DSS), were on hand to prevent a possible breach of law and order.
It was established that the officers were hired following reports of a planned demonstration by aggrieved party members, who were not in favor of the leadership structure regarding the conduct of the constituency, the local government and state congresses that have just ended.