Following reports of the sack of the National Chairman, Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee CECPC of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Gov. Mai Mala Buni, security operatives have taken over the Buhari House national secretariat of the party.
VANTAGE NEWS learnt that policemen had as early as 8 am taken strategic positions in and around the secretariat, restricting human and vehicular movements, in what they said was part of efforts to maintain law and order.
Buni dismisses sack report, says he is still in charge
Meanwhile, Gov. Buni has dismissed the reports of his sack which he described as “fake news”, insisting that he is still in charge of the party.
The Yobe governor made the declaration in a statement issued Monday morning in Abuja and signed by the National Secretary of the CECPC, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe.
The statement reads; “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”.
Reports were rife on Monday morning that President Buhari may have sanctioned the sack of Gov. Buni on Sunday night before departing the country for London.
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