The tenure of the National Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) may have been unwittingly extended by another two months after two previous extensions since it was appointed in June 2020 following the removal of Comrade Adams Oshiuomhole as chairman.
The extension has come as the party’s national convention has now been fixed for February 2022. It was initially expected to hold in December this year with the conclusion of the state congresses in September.
Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), and Governor of Kebbi State, Alhaji Atiku Bagudu, told State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja that the national convention would now hold in February 2022.
Bagudu was in company with the APC Caretaker Committee Chairman and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni, and the governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Abubakar Badaru.
First inaugurated in June 2020 with a six-month tenure, the committee headed by Governor Buni was mandated to reconcile all aggrieved parties and prepare grounds for a national convention to elect new national officers.
But the committee had not taken any step towards the convention even by the expiration of its tenure by December 2020, necessitating another extension given by fiat by President Buhari.
That was expected to lapse in June this year. Since then the committee had been carrying on ad infinitum until Monday night that it got the third formal extension.