Buhari Backs Buni, Issues Fresh Directive To Atiku, El-Rufai, Akeredolu, Others

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday intervened in the uncertainties currently rocking the ruling All progressives Congress (APC).

In a letter personally signed by him, addressed to Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State who is also the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, President Buhari said the multiplicity of cases currently rocking the party has the prospect of invalidating the activities and actions of the Party by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

This was disclosed in a statement sent to Naija News on Wednesday and signed by Buhari Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina.

In the letter which was also copied to the Chairman of Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Committee (CECC), the Acting Chairman of the CECC, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, the Director General of the DSS as well as the Inspector General of Police, Buhari said that since the party could not change the leadership of the CECC without infringing on the time limit set by INEC, and the fact that the current uncertainties and controversies “pose a real threat to the party.”

Buhari directed that the issue of the leadership of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Committee (CECC) should immediately return to status quo ante.

“All members of the Governors Forum and their followers should desist from any behaviour or utterance that will likely lead to disunity in the ranks of the party, and ultimately jeorpadise the transition to the convention,” he said.

Buhari also asked that the Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Committee should be allowed to proceed with all necessary preparations to hold the convention as planned-unfailingly on 26th March, 2022.

Recall that following the leadership crisis that rocked the APC, the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai had in an interview declared that Governor Buni who was away on a medical trip is not coming back as the APC Chairman.

On his part, Governor Rotimi Akeredolu had accused Buni and some ‘yahoo yahoo‘ governors of trying to destroy the ruling party.

This article was originally published on Nigeria News

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