•As party says Oshiomhole served humanity as chairman
By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The Forum of All Progressives Congress (APC) State chairmen has denied rejecting tenure extension for the Governor Mai Mala Buni led Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party.
In a statement issued yesterday by the chairman of the Forum of APC State caretaker chairmen, Ali Buka-Dalori, who is also the Bornu State Caretaker Committee chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the report is fake news.
According to the statement titled ‘Meeting of APC State Chairmen: CECPC Tenure Extension Report Is Fake’, the state chairmen said “A news report of how the recent meeting of states caretaker chairmen of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rejected an imagined plot to extend the tenure of the Party’s Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) is fake and only exist in the imaginations of the authors and their sponsors”.
It said their meeting deliberated on and unanimously agreed on the need for an extension of the ongoing membership registration, revalidation and update exercise, adding “and we are happy the CECPC promptly acceeded to our pleas by granting a three-week extension to accommodate states requiring additional time to conclude the exercise and capture millions of Nigerians who are still desirous of joining the APC.”
The statement further said that at no time during the meeting of APC states caretaker chairmen or in their briefing to media organisations after the meeting was anything related to tenure elongation deliberated on or mentioned.
“The CECPC under the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni has truly surpassed its mandate to reposition and bring unity to the APC and we will continue to support all its efforts ensure the completion of all the tasks assigned to the CECPC by the Party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) and further entrench the APC as a truly progressive political platform”, the statement concluded.
In a related development, the party has congratulated its immediate past chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, as he celebrates his 69th years birthday, saying that Oshiomhole served humanity during his tenure as chairman of the APC.
In a congratulatory message issued yesterday by the Chairman, Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party, Mai Mala Buni, who is also the Governor of Yobe State, the party said it joins Oshiomhole, his family and associates to celebrate this gift of good life.
The statement said “Comrade Oshiomhole has always dedicated his life to the service of humanity as a labour leader, as a governor and as National Chairman of Nigeria’s ruling political party, the APC.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) heartily felicitates with H.E. Comrade Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole on his 69th birthday anniversary on Sunday April 4th, 2021.