BREAKING: Niger Gov arrives Secretariat, presides over CECPC meetings amid plans to remove Buni
There were indications on Monday that the rumoured sacking of the national chairman of the caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mai Mala Buni, maybe true as a member representing North Central in the caretaker committee, Abubakar Sani Bello, was at the national secretariat of the party earlier today to lead the party’s routine weekly meeting.
Bello, who is the governor of Niger State, reportedly arrived the party’s Secretariat at about 12pm and went straight to the National Working Committee NWC Hall for the meeting.
He was also said to have packed his official vehicle at the designated parking lot of the “National Chairman” within the Secretariat premises.
Reports said the Niger State governor was immediately followed by the National Secretary of the CECPC, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe who came into the secretariat at about 12:07 pm.
Sources at the meeting said at least nine of the 12 CECPC members were present at the meeting, which is being presided over by Governor Bello.
There had been speculations that President Muhammadu Buhari had sanctioned the sack of Gov. Mai Mala Buni as National Chairman of the CECPC.
Gov. Buni who travelled outside the country last week was being expected back to the country on Monday, but as of the time of filing this report, it was not immediately clear if he was back as most of his aides were not seen at the secreteriat.
Other reports said the CECPC had been disbanded and that Gov. Bello was appointed as a sole administrator for the party.