The crisis of leadership in the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, took a turn for the worse yesterday, following the alleged disbandment of the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, by one of the support groups in the party, the Progressive Youth Movement, PYM.
The Buni-led committee in a statement by its Secretary, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe described members of the new CECPC as impostors as they are not registered members of the APC.
He said: “We have received several enquiries from the media and concerned APC members on the felonious activities of a purported group parading themselves as ‘Progressive Youth Movement’.
“The purported group and membership are unknown to the Party, its structure or as a registered support group. Hence, we completely disown them and cannot account for their activities or join issues with them.
“However laughable, the criminal attempt of the purported group to usurp the leadership of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC now bothers on treasonable felony. Relevant security bodies must now check and address their unscrupulous activities.
“The attention the purported group seeks will not be given to them by the party. We can only advise that the general public completely disregard them. Members of this group are not registered members of the APC and are being used by opposition elements and fifth columnists to cause confusion.
“As widely reported, the successful meeting between the APC leadership, Progressive Governors’ Forum and the President produced February 2022 as the time frame for the Party’s National Convention. Our focus now is preparing the grounds for a rancour-free exercise.”
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