APC Crisis: I Have Buhari’s Support To Take Over From Buni – Niger Gov
Governor Sani Bello of Niger State has reacted to his assumption as the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Naija News reports that Bello presided over a meeting of the committee held on Monday at the party National Secretariat in Abuja amidst tightened security.
Speaking with reporters after the meeting, the governor said President Muhammadu Buhari gave his support and blessing to take over from Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state.
Bello stated that he would be in charge of the ruling party pending the March 26 convention, stressing that the success of the much-anticipated event is his priority for now.
The Niger governor added that he would be visiting the party’s national secretariat on a daily basis to discharge his duties following his new role as the party’s caretaker chairman.
He stated that the presence of armed security men at the party’s national secretariat to forestall any breakdown of law and order and to maintain peace during the presentation of a report of the party’s zoning committee.
“Well, every time there is a major event, we beef up security. Today, we have a major event and all the chairmen came in, so they are to maintain law and order.
“Most of my colleagues are here to support me to receive the report. You know the zoning committee report is a very important one. And all the governors here are here to support me. Now, at the zonal level, they can go and do their work,” he said.
He commended his colleagues who were at the secretariat to support in receiving a report of the party’s zoning committee ahead of the convention.
Governors present during the event were Yahaya Bello of Kogi state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos, Hope Uzodinma of Imo among others.