Governor of Yobe State governor and the newly appointed chairman, caretaker committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Mai Mala Buni, has taken over and gave assurance that his committee will not resolve all the crisis rocking the party, but also do justice to all the members.
Saying that there would be no peace without justice, the Yobe State governor promised to carry all the members of the party along within the short period his committee will be in place.
Other members of the caretaker committee are: Osun State governor, Isiaka Oyetola, from the South-West; former Senate President, Ken Nnamani from the South-East; Stella Okorete, representing women; Niger State governor, Sani Bello, representing the North-Central; and Dr. James Lalu, representing the physically challenged.
Others include: Senator Abubakar Yusuf, representing Senate; Hon. Akinyemi Olaide, representing the House of Representatives; gubernatorial candidate of the APC in Bayelsa State in the last election, David Lyon, representing the South-South; Abba Ari representing the North-West; Prof. Tahir Mamman, representing the North-East; Ismail Ahmed, representing the youth and Senator Akpan Udoedehe, who is to serve as the Secretary.
Accompanied by some governors and party leaders, Governor Buni, a two-time APC National Secretary, while speaking with newsmen, Buni said, “I can say I know the party very well, I want to assure every APC member that we will do justice to everyone, because we have a capable team.
“I am a team player and I am here to manage a crisis and if you do not manage crisis, crisis will manage you, so without justice there will be no peace, so am ready to do justice to every APC member.
“NEC is the highest organ of the party, after the convention, and NEC can function for convention in-between, so any decision taken by NEC is the final decision.”
He disclosed that the APC NEC has also directed that every APC member who is court should withdraw their suit; adding, “Party will carry all members along, especially the leaders of the APC. Many of them have paid their dues to the party, so we will carry them along.”
APC State Chairmen Back NWC’s sack
Meanwhile, the Forum of State Chairmen of the APC has applauded the decision of the APC NEC to dissolve the APC NWC, led by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole.
Spokesperson of the forum, Malam Lawal Liman, chairman of the Zamfara State chapter of the party, expressed optimism that the APC would be further strengthened with the decision to put in place the Governor Buni-led caretaker committee to oversee the affairs of the party.
He said, “We have said times without number that APC is a strong party, because we have a strong leader and the NEC has finally taken a decision which we are confident of.
“The new acting caretaker chairman was one time a National Secretary of the party, so the institution memory is there. So, we are confident that we are moving to a greater height.
“We believe all the NEC members are happy with the decision, because when the leader of the party was given his speech, many things were listed, some of us were nervous, we were touched that whoever has this party at heart will be about this decision.
“The needed action has been taken, which we believe will strengthen our party.
“NEC has finally taken a good decision. I am sure all NEC members are happy with the decision. Whoever has this party at heart will be happy about decision. We have seen so many turbulences.
“We have to give glory to God over what happened today (Thursday) because it will strengthen the party. We are now moving as a party. The Oshiomhole era is past now. We just can’t cope with so many litigations with no compromises, no team work. These are issues that is not good for any political party.”