The Crisis rocking the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC may not be over anytime soon as Police Officers have yet again surrounded the national secretariat of the party.
Th security operatives condoned off the entire Blantyre Street where the party’s headquarters is located.
Although the security agents, numbering about 80 in 11 Patrol vehicles, were very civic in handling proceedings, allowing free flow of vehicular and human movement, along the street, inside the secretariat was empty. Eyewitness reports reveal that none of the warring factions of the party were at the scene.
However, there was speculation among some secretariat staff on who among Mai Mala Buni, the embattled chairman of the party’s caretaker committee and Sani Bello, the acting chairman, was truly in charge of the party’s affairs.
POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported that Bello took control of the party last week after policemen surrounded the premises of the secretariat. Later on, Nasir El-rufai, the Governor of Kaduna state, appeared on a live Television interview on Channels TV to state clearly that ‘Buni was gone’ and that Bello will organize the party’s convention.
He further alleged that Buni was aware of a court injunction that could cripple the party’s chances in the upcoming 2023 general elections but kept mum about it. However, Buni’s camp issued a statement that he handed over to Bello to manage affairs pending when he returns to the country from a medical trip abroad.
This development has caused so much rancour within the party leading to the rise of factions. However over the weekend, President Buhari waded into the matter and called for order within the party’s ranks.
The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.