Fresh crisis rocks APC over plot to illegally convene NEC meeting

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The Deputy National Publicity Secretary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Yekini Nabena, has warned Niger State governor, Sani Bello to stop his plan to call for a National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party.

Nabena said the governor lacks the power to call for such a meeting without the authorisation of Governor Mai Mala Buni, who is the chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of APC.

He accused the Niger State governor of plotting to destabilise APC because of his alleged Vice Presidential ambition in 2023.

In a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja, which was obtained by PlatinumPost, the APC chieftain said Governor Bello is just an ordinary member of CECPC and expressed surprise over his purported plan to act beyond his power.

“I am using this medium to call on our leaders across the states to caution Governor Sani Bello of Niger state. 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 the political vultures 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 did he get the power to convey such meeting?

“Governor Bello should not destroy the ruling APC because of his personal political ambition of becoming Vice President or whatever in 2023,” the statement said.