Buni to resign at NEC meeting as APC adopts zoning arrangements All Progressives Congress (APC) Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) has adopted the much-awaited zoning formula ahead of its national convention scheduled for March 26.

Written by on March 9, 2022

Niger State Governor and acting chairman of the party, Abubakar Sani-Bello,  who made the disclosure after a meeting at the secretariat, yesterday,  also announced  that the National Executive Committee (NEC) would hold a virtual emergency meeting next week.

On Monday, Bello had stormed the national secretariat to administer oath of office on state chairmen of the party and announced he had President Muhamamdu Buhari’s  blessings to assume duty as acting chairman in place of Yobe Governor, Mai Buni. He had earlier chaired an emergency meeting of the CECPC.

The governor, who explained the agenda deliberated at yesterday’s meeting of the CECPC, said it was in continuation of their inaugural meeting held on Monday at the secretariat.

Meanwhile, there are indications that Buni would tender his resignation letter at the emergency NEC meeting of the party. It was learnt that his official resignation was part of a ‘soft landing deal’ brokered by some party faithful close to the presidency. After Buni’s resignation is accepted, NEC is expected to ratify plans for the party’s national convention, it was also learnt.

But, leader of the party, President Muhammadu Buhari, who is expected to attend the NEC, is in the United Kingdom and a senior party source said the president would “likely participate virtually.”

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