APC govs lobby non-NWC members over tenure extension for Buni, others

All Progressives Congress governors on Thursday night met with non-elected members of the party’s National Executive Committee with a view to getting their cooperation in the plan to extend the six-month tenure of the Buni-led committee.

Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Abubakar Bagudu; Governors Yahaya Bello (Kogi) and Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa) represented their colleagues at the meeting which was held in Abuja.

The caretaker committee was represented by a member, Prof Tahir Mamman (SAN).

The emergency NEC meeting of June 25 appointed the caretaker committee with the core mandate of reconciling all aggrieved members of the party and conducting the party’s national convention for the election of a new National Working Committee.

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Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, the former National Vice Chairman (North-East), Mustapha Salihu, who convened the meeting as patron of state chairmen of the APC and non-NWC NEC members, said, “We had a very fruitful deliberation.

“In attendance, we have the representative of the Caretaker Committee in person of Professor Tahir Mamman, who we deliberated intensively with and he gave us all the legal efforts made to harmonise and streamline the transition processes of the caretaker committee.

“Also in attendance were three governors; the leadership of the Progressives Governors Forum was here. They gave their assurance and support to the caretaker committee, the welfare of the non-NWC NEC members, the forum of state chairmen, the rank and file of the party and their commitment to building the party from bottom to top.”

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