Niger State Governor Sani Bello has taken over the reign of affairs as the acting Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Governor Bello’s take over confirms the report of the removal of Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, who has been in charge of the ruling party’s caretaker committee in the last two years.
Bello presided over a meeting of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee and State chairmen of the party. He also inaugurated the National executives of the party.
Speaking with newsmen, the new acting chairman of the APC said he has been acting as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Caretaker Committee “for a while now”.
When asked if he has taken over APC’s leadership, Bello said: “Acting chairman, I have been acting for a while since the chairman travelled.”
When pushed further, the governor said: “No comment.”
Meanwhile, Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq-led’s committee on Zoning also submitted its report to the APC CECPC to Bello.
There had been reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had allegedly approved the removal of the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, as the Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party.
Buni was said to have been replaced with his Niger State counterpart, Abubakar Sani Bello.
A faction of the APC governors was alleged to have complained bitterly to the president that Buni was not inclined to hold the convention as rescheduled because there were no preparations on the ground to indicate so.