The former director-general of Progressives Governors Forum, Salihu Lukman on Monday claimed that the Chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress, Mai Mala Buni does not want the National Convention of the party to hold.
The convention of the ruling party was earlier scheduled for February 26th to elect new leadership for the party.
Lukman in a statement released on Monday lamented that a few days to the convention, the committee in charge of the process have not been put in place.
According to the former DG, Buni is working with some governors he described as ‘Yahoo Yahoo politicians’ to prevent the convention of the APC, from holding on the 16th of February.
He disclosed that the sales of forms to aspiring candidates for party offices was suppose to commence on Monday, February 14, 2022.
Lukman wrote, “There is so much uncertainty created, just to ensure that the party is manipulated to meet the aspirations of these dishonest leaders. Sales of forms to aspiring candidates for party offices to be contested at the national convention was to commence on Monday, February 14, 2022.
“The speculation was that forms cannot be sold until zoning of offices is finalised. Following the departure of President Muhammadu Buhari to the EU-AU Summit in Brussels, the argument became that zoning will only be finalised after his return.
“Then it became that there was disagreement among governors on zoning. The latest is that some governors are opposed to some offices of the party coming to their zones because of their presidential or vice-presidential ambitions.
“As things are, today being February 21, 2022, the National Convention is just five days away. Sub-committees to handle specific responsibilities of organising the Convention were expected to have been announced on Saturday, February 19, 2022.
“No information has been provided by the CECPC. Now that President Buhari has returned from the EU-AU Summit, the old deceptive argument about Governors having meetings with President Buhari to decide on zoning and other matters related to the convention has started again.”
Lukman added that Buni is against organising the National Convention of the APC on February 26, 2022.
“It is clear that Mai Mala Buni is opposed to organising the APC National Convention on February 26, 2022, or any time soon. Consequently, he is working with other dishonest leaders, notably, Yahaya Bello, Hope Uzodinma, Dapo Abiodun and a few others.
“It is a mutiny against the authority of the party and all its designated leaders, especially President Buhari, being carried by very dishonest people who can best be described as Yahoo Yahoo politicians.”
According to The Cable, an aide of Buni, Mamman Mohammed, in response to the statement of the former DG of the Progressives Governors Forum said, “Salihu cannot love APC more than the President, my principal and the progressive governors who are painstakingly working for the party.”
Naija News in an update to the statement reported that the ruling party has postponed its convention indefinitely and had notified the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that instead of its National Convention, it will be holding zonal congresses first.
APC in the letter forwarded to the commission urged it to send representatives to monitor its zonal congress scheduled to hold on March 26, 2022.