2023: Removing Buni as APC leader’ll be the party’s biggest mistake — Fani-Kayode warns

August 15, 2021
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In light of the crisis rocking the ruling All Progressive Congress party, APC, a former Aviation Minister and PDP chieftain, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has lent his voice to the party’s crisis.

Recall Vanguard had reported how stakeholders and some Chieftains of the ruling party disagreed over the method of conducting the just concluded party congress as well as who leads the party as the general election hits top gear, a scenario which saw the crisis in the ruling party deepens as the 2023 elections gather momentum.

Reports also have it that a few APC chieftains and some oppositions had requested that Gov of Yobe State, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, the interim chairman of the ruling APC, steps aside from his position as caretaker Chairman of the party to allow a former governor to take over as chairman of the party.

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The calls became persistent shortly after one of the Supreme Court judges in the Ondo gubernatorial election, declared that the position of Governor Buni as the interim chairman of the party is against the constitution.

But in a meeting headed by Vice President Osinbajo, as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Attorney general of the federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami had declared that Buni’s led APC is in total sync with the party’s constitution and as such, it will not affect the fortunes of the party before or after the general polls.

Reacting, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode who according to him “is speaking as a Nigerian and political observer”  expresses shock over moves and calls for the removal of the Yobe State Gov as the Caretaker Chairman as well as the crisis rocking the ruling party, wondering why anyone would be against a party leader who has attracted several political heavyweights – three governors, many distinguished senators and formers ministers, including many honourable members of House of Representatives to the ruling APC by his excellent style of leadership.

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