BREAKING: New APC Caretaker Chairman, Governor Bello Fixes Date For Party Convention
Information reaching Ibom Focus says that New APC Caretaker Chairman, Governor Bello Fixes Date For Party Convention
The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Sani Bello has confirmed his position as the acting chairman of the Caretaker/Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Bello stated this on Monday while addressing journalists at the APC National Headquarters, Abuja.
The governor also informed journalists that a date has been fixed for the convention — March 26, 2022
He said, “We discussed progress with regards to our convention and what needs to be done next. I am the acting chairman. I have been acting for a while now since the chairman travelled.”
Meanwhile, Bello presided over a meeting of the CECPC on Monday, according to photos he shared on his Twitter handle.
The governor was seen seated in what appears to be the position meant for the Chairman of the APC-CECPC, Governor Mai Bala Muni of Yobe State.
He tweeted, “I am currently presiding over the Caretaker/Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee of the APC at the National Secretariat of the Party.”
The development comes amid a rumoured crisis plaguing the leadership of the APC.
According to reports, President Muhammadu Buhari allegedly approved the removal of the Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, as the Chairman of the CECPC and in his stead, appointed Bello.
But in a statement on Monday, the National Publicity Secretary, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe said there is no leadership change in the APC-CECPC.
The statement read, “Our attention has been drawn to sponsored media reports on an imaginary leadership change in the APC-CECPC
“The media report is fake news and should be disregarded.
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