CECPC divided over Niger gov’s purported plan to summon NEC – Nexus News

Some All Progressives Congress (APC) governors were revealed to be planning how to call for a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party without the assistance of the leadership of the caretaker committee.

Sources disclosed that Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello is spearheading this move.

Yesterday, the governor, who is also a member of the caretaker committee representing the Northcentral, met at this state’s liaison office in Abuja with some governors.

Present at the meeting was the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN).

Governor Sani-Bello is also believed to have fallen out with caretaker chairman Governor Mai-Mala Buni and Secretary John Akpanudoedehe.

At yesterday’s meeting were Governors Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi), Simon Lalong (Plateau), and Badaru Abubakar (Jigawa).

It could not be confirmed if the meeting was able to fine-tune the plan.

The Niger governor could not be reached.

But, a former Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, gave an implication of the crack in the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).

In a press release in Abuja last night, Nabena implored the Niger governor to stop his plan to summon NEC meeting without the permission of the CECPC chairman.

Yekini Nabena

Nabena said: “I am using this medium to call on our leaders across the states to caution Governor Sani Bello.

“The Presidency should also call him to order to immediately drop the plan to convene a NEC meeting without the knowledge of Governor Mai Mala Buni and the Secretary of the CECPC.

“The likes of Governor Bello are working against our party and to cause anarchy in the ruling APC.

“Governor Sani Bello is neither the Chairman nor Secretary of the National Caretaker Committee. So, where did he get the power to convey such a meeting?”

According to Nabena, the large interest of the majority should be bigger than the personal ambition of governor Sani Bello.

Reacting to a text message enquiry by newsmen, Governor Sani Bello dismissed the claim that the party is in chaos, but did not comment on the accusations.

He simply wrote: “No crises. I have nothing to say.”

Pressed to respond to Nabena’s allegation, Sani Bello tersely replied: “There is a caretaker meeting tomorrow (today). Decisions will be taken at a meeting.”

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