The Yobe Governor Mai Bala Buni-led National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress is set to seek an extension of its tenure from the original December terminal date at the next National Executive Committee meeting of the party.
Yekeen Nabena, the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, told the News Agency of Nigeria in an interview at the weekend that an emergency NEC meeting of the party has been fixed for Tuesday, December 8, 2020.
WESTERN POST learnt that at the meeting the Buni-Caretaker Committee will request that the 6-months given it be extended to allow more time for its assignment.
When the former governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee was dissolved last June, the party’s NEC set up the caretaker committee with a two-pronged mandate to reconcile all aggrieved parties and prepare grounds for a new national convention to pick new National Working Committee members.
The NEC also gave it 6 months to complete the assignment. But the committee has carried on as if oblivious of its terminal date.
It imposed on itself additional responsibilities including conducting fresh membership registration or updating the party register.
Some stakeholders of the party had taken up the committee saying it had no mandate to either conduct membership registration or to extend its tenure.
Nabena said all members of NEC had been informed of the meeting in correspondence from the Secretary of the Caretaker Committee, Senator John Akpanudoedeheh.
According to him, the meeting which will hold virtually, will review the party’s position and set agenda for its next move.
The meeting is scheduled for 11 am at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja, according to Nabena.
“In line with the COVID-19 public health protocols, the NEC meeting would be virtual. Loggin details will be sent to APC NEC members in due course,” he said.