The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC was on Monday in confusion over who heads the party’s Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC between Yobe state Governor Mai Mala Buni and his Niger counterpart, Abubakar Sani-Bello.
Sani-Bello is one of the two Governors on the committee, while he represents the North-Central, his Osun state counterpart Isiaka Oyetola represents the South-west interest on the committee.
Though Governor Buni, is currently outside the country for a medical treatment, the Niger state governor stated that he had the approval of President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the party in acting capacity.
National Secretary of the party’s CECPC, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe in a statement in Abuja, said there is no change in party leadership.
Governor Sani-Bello, while addressing reporters after a closed-door meeting with other members of the CECPC Monday in Abuja, confirmed his position as the acting chairman of the party’s CECPC.
And as a further confirmation of his new status as acting chairman, Governor Bello inaugurated and conducted the swearing-in of party state chairmen elected 2021.