The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has reportedly extended the tenure of the Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).
The caretaker committee, led by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State is understood to have been granted an extension to remain in office until it can conduct a national convention for the party.
Naija News recalls the Buni-led committee came on board in June 2020 after the dissolution of the Adams Oshiomhole led National Working Committee (NWC).
It got its tenure extended by six months in December 2020 during an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) held at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
It is now understood that the APC leadership after briefing President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday at the Aso Rock Villa, agreed to grant another extension to the committee.
A source, a member of the CECPC who spoke to The Nation in anonymity on the development said: “It is true that after wide consultations with some stakeholders and at the end of the Caretaker Committee meeting on Wednesday, we met with Mr. President Friday morning and he has approved our time table for the Congresses and equally granted the Caretaker Committee to stay until the National Convention is conducted.”
The source said the latest extension does not have any timeline but the CECPC will remain in place until the party is able to conduct Congresses and the National Convention.
“There is no timeline,” “all I can tell you is that, we shall release the timetable for the ward to zonal congresses of the party before the close of the day (Friday),” the source disclosed.
Meanwhile, the lawmaker representing Delta North in the Senate, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, has dumped the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, made this known on Friday when he presented Nawaoboshi to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
The APC caretaker chairman warmly welcomed the lawmaker and briefed the President on how they have managed the affairs of the party in the past year.