Mai Mala Buni, chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Governor of Yobe State, has said the convention of the ruling party will hold soon.
He stated this while speaking to State House correspondents on Tuesday after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
The Yobe governor denied insinuations that the caretaker committee was not planning to hold a convention as part of measures to elongate its tenure.
According to the APC chieftain, members of the panel had jobs and were not looking for more.
He also revealed that the caretaker committee was at the villa to consult with President Buhari on the registration of party members – a prerequisite to the convention.
Mai Mala Buni said: "You are all aware. We have three sitting governors in the committee. And you should know that none of the governors is seeking for job.
"Already, we have a job. But we have to sacrifice to ensure that we reposition the party. So, anybody who is thinking that maybe we are job seekers is wrong. We are not job seekers. We are here to reposition and reunite our party so that we have a party we can all be proud of.
"This is our mandate and we are ready to discharge our mandate. That [tenure elongation] is left for NEC of the party to decide. It is not me or caretaker committee to decide. We are operating within the limit of our assignment because NEC of the party said we must rebuild the party bottom up
"It's to consult with him (Buhari) on the process of the membership registration. As from today, we are commencing with sensitization.
"Thereafter, it will culminate into membership registration across over 119,000 polling units in the country. It is part of our mandate as bestowed on us by the national executive committee to rebuild this party bottom up."
Naija News recalls that the APC NEC had sacked the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee of the party and appointed a caretaker committee led by Mai Mala Buni.
The APC NEC had mandated the Buni-led committee to with six months organize a national convention, where substantive leaders of the party will emerge.
Source: Naija News