By Shola Akingboye – 30th June, 2020
The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Monday inaugareted its newly constituted Caretaker Committee following the dissolution of the National Working Committee of the party last week, by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The inagural meeting of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee (CEONCPC), which took place at the APC Party’s National Secretariat was attended by all thirteen (13) members, where members unanimously adopted a six-point working document aimed at repositioning the party.
Members also renewed their commitment to work as a family in the interest of the party and appealed to all leaders and members to give full cooperation to the Committee in the discharge of its duties/mandate.
In his inaugural speech, the Committee Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, stressed that the trust and confidence reposed in them by the majority of the people, who voted massively for the party, must not be jeopardised.
‘What happened to us, as a Party, in the last few months is not totally strange in a big political party such as the APC. Internal disagreements are common in all political parties, and ours is not an exception,’ he stressed.
Governor Buni said that the internal crises that have engulfed the party of recent are nothing new stressing that the committee will immediately commence truce negotiation between the leaders and members of the party.
He urged party members who are aggrieved to abide by the appeal of their leader, President Muhammadu Buhari, and the decision of the National Executive Committee (NEC) by withdrawing all cases instituted in the courts.
The Members are:
H.E. Governor Mai Mala Buni – Chairman
H.E. Governor Isiaka Oyetola
H.E. Governor Abubakar Sani Bello
Sen. Ken Nnamani
Sen. Abubakar Yusuf
Hon. Akinyemi Olaide
Mrs. Stella Oketete
Dr. James Lulu
Chief David Lyon
Sen. Abba Ali
Prof. Tahir Mamman
Barr. Ismail Ahmed
Sen. John Akpan Udoedeghe – Secretary
The meeting also approved the composition of the Committee for Edo State Governorship National Campaign Coucil; Consultation/Reconciliation Committees for Edo and Ondo States ahead of the forthcoming governoship elections.