October 17, 2021

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‘Why Buhari extended Buni-led committee’s timeline’

The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Yekini Nabena, has said President Muhammadu Buhari extended the timeline of the party’s Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee because of its strength to make future elections a walk-over for the party.
President Buhari had on Friday, extended the timeline of the caretaker committee after it had already spent 12 months in office following the dissolution of the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee (NWC) in June 2020.
Nabena, in a statement on Sunday, said the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee had stabilised the party and rescued it from life-threatening crisis across the country.
He commended President Buhari for the decision and urged all party members to support the Caretaker Committee to enable it to accomplish its mandate.
“It is remarkable that the Caretaker Committee led by Buni inherited liability of unpaid legal fees to the tune of N340 million, but successfully negotiated and brought down the fees to N179 million which is now fully paid.
“In terms of inclusiveness in the party activities, the National Caretaker Committee has shown a new direction with so many members who have felt neglected now feeling proud as the owners of APC.
“I, therefore, appeal to all and sundry, especially the leaders at all levels, to not only give peace a chance but rally all the needed support for the current APC leadership at the centre to succeed in its efforts to make future elections a walk-over for our great party.
“We have all seen that with Governor Buni in charge.
“So many other opposition governors, Senators, Reps members and all other known politicians in Nigeria will be attracted to APC,” Nabena said.