Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have passed a vote of confidence on the national leadership of the party headed by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state.
Recall that the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party had appointed Buni as the chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) after the removal of former chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
During a meeting at the Kebbi Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, FCT, on Monday, the APC governors said the Supreme Court Judgement on the Ondo Governorship Poll gave an expected legal backing to the CECPC of the party.
The governor said the CECPC led by governor Buni has done a great job in refocusing the party and making it stronger ahead of the 2023 poll.
The meeting was chaired by the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State.
The meeting stressed that the backing by the Progressives governors will serve as confirmation of the governors’ determination to back the party through repositioning and strengthening it as its structures are taking shape through the ongoing Congresses.
Meanwhile, the Minority leader of the House of Representatives, Ndudi Elumelu, has described as unnecessary the call for the resignation of the chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Uche Secondus.
Naija News reports that the PDP caucus in the Green Chamber had asked the embattled chairman to resign his position immediately.
In a statement on Sunday jointly signed by the party’s caucus leader and deputy leader, Kingsley Chinda and Chukwuka Onyema, the lawmakers had asked Secondus to leave his position to allow peace to reign in the party.
Reacting in a statement issued on Monday, Elumelu condemned the call by the PDP caucus in the lower legislative chamber for Secondus to resign.
He described the online meeting where it was resolved that Secondus should resign as a breach of established procedure.
Elumelu, however, asked the PDP caucus in the green chamber to exercise caution and patience, adding that the different organs of the party are working to resolve the challenges confronting the PDP.