Mala Buni’s tenure as APC caretaker leader is over, can only return now as governor of Yobe state- Gov El-Rufai


By Ismail Auwal

President Muhammad Buhari and 19 All Progressive Party (APC) governors have endorsed Governor Abubakar Sani Bello’s palace coup and takeover of the APC’s Caretaker and Convention Planning Committee, in what appears to be a final move that nails the coffin of Governor Mai Mala Buni leadership.

Kaduna Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, while appearing on Channels Television’s Politics Today, said that Buni can never return as the Chairman of the party’s Caretaker Committee.

El-Rufai asserted that Buni, who is currently out of the country, can only return as governor of Yobe not as the chairman of the ruling party. 

He pointed out that Bello has the support of President Muhammadu Buhari and 19 governors.

“Buni is gone, the secretary is gone. Gov. Bello is in charge and he has the backing of President Muhammadu Buhari and 19 governors. Buni can only return as governor of Yobe but never as chairman of our party.”

“President Buhari ordered his removal and this has been implemented. Governor Bello has taken over and things are moving according to plan. Party will be restored, convention will take place as scheduled. 19 governors and their deputies are solidly behind this move. Buni and his people got a court order to stop the convention but hid it,” he said.

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