By Aminu Kauraly
Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress are considering an overhaul of the party’s current leadership structure to avoid a legal booby trap, The PUNCH has learnt.
Our correspondent gathered in Abuja on Tuesday that after a meeting attended by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the APC state governors and other stakeholders on Friday night, the party leaders started considering the removal of the Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee of the party, Mai Mala Buni and other governors, who are members of the panel.
Apart from Buni, who is the Governor of Yobe State, other governors, who are members of the committee, are Sani Bello of Niger State, who is representing the North-Central and his Osun State counterpart, Isiaka Oyetola, who represents the South-West.
It was also learnt that among the plans of the party was the reconstitution of the interim panel after the removal of the governors.
The crisis in the party worsened on Tuesday as a member, Okosisi Ngwu, approached the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory and asked it to dissolve the Buni-led committee and nullify all the actions taken by it.
Recall that the APC has been divided since last week over the judgment of the Supreme Court on the 2020 Ondo State governorship election.
Although the apex court declared the state Governor and APC candidate, Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, winner of the election and dismissed the appeal filed by the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Eyitayo Jegede, SAN, members of the ruling party were divided over the pronouncement of the justices on the Buni chairmanship.