The Secretary of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning
Committee of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, on Tuesday, returned to the Wuse 2 headquarters of the party amid tight security and jubilation among the party staff.
It would be recalled that there were moves by some governors including
Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai to remove Akpanudoedehe and
the Chairman of the caretaker committee, Governor Mai mala Buni of
The plan was to install Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, as the
substantive caretaker chairman of the APC at a National Executive
Committee meeting slated for March 17, 2020. However, the attempt
was botched by a letter from the Independent National Electoral
Commission, INEC which affirmed Buni’s leadership.
INEC also stated that it would only recognise correspondences from
Buni and Akpanudoedehe.
Akpanudoedehe was escorted to his office by four AK47 wielding
policemen, while many of the APC staff members were seen clapping
and celebrating the return of the caretaker secretary.