Security operatives barricade APC secretariat, as party official dismisses news of sacking Mai Mala Buni’s leadership


By Ismail Auwal

As the rumours of sacking Yobe State Governor Mai Mala Buni as the Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee circulated, security operatives have taken over the All Progressives Congress (APC) national secretariat in Abuja in the early hours of Monday.

All roads that lead to the secretariat in Wuse 2 have been closed, and vehicular movements were restricted.

Earlier, rumours filtered that the Niger State Governor, Sani Bello, would take over the affairs of the party.

But reacting to the reports, the Secretary of the Caretaker Committee, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, insisted that there is no leadership change in the party.

“Our attention has been drawn to sponsored media reports on an imaginary leadership change in the All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).”

“The media report is fake news and should be disregarded. The APC is a progressive political party guided by rules. Leadership changes are not announced by ‘sources’ through name dropping in the media.

“We urge our teeming supporters, members and indeed the general public to remain calm and support the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led APC CECPC conduct a rancour-free and credible national convention deserving of our great party,” he said in a statement.

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