…As Governors pass vote of confidence on Buni Committee
The headquarters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was practically a battlefield in the early hours of yesterday, as policemen, loaded in over five Hi-Lux patrol vehicles took over the party secretariat.
The Police team, numbering over 30 had strategically positioned themselves within the secretariat, along Blantyre street, without harassing passers-by and the motorists using the street.
According to a source who monitored the situation reported, although the gun-wielding, battle-ready policemen did not allow any vehicle park within the secretariat’s vicinity, including those from the staff, the visitors and the journalists that arrived there early, they were not subjected to any undue harassment by the security operatives.
Upon inquiry from one of the security details attached to the party secretariat, it was gathered that the security agents acted on security reports that certain persons have been mobilised to stage a demonstration at the party secretariat yesterday.
Meanwhile, the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors have passed a vote of confidence on the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, (CECPC), headed by Yobe State governor, Mai Mala Buni.
The governors, who made the commendation at a meeting to discuss issues affecting the party, stated that the Supreme Court judgment on the Ondo Governorship Poll gave an expected legal backing to the CECPC of the party.
The meeting took place at the Kebbi Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, FCT, and was chaired by the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Gov. Atiku Bagudu, of Kebbi State.
The governors stated that the CECPC led by governor Buni has done a great job in re-focusing the party and making it stronger ahead of the 2023 poll.
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 on-going Congresses.