Less than three weeks to its March 26 national convention, the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) may have been enmeshed in another crisis of leadership.
What looks like a palace coup is playing out at the National headquarters of the party as governor Abubakar Sani Bello took reins of authority at the ruling party.
Gov Sani Bello, new CECPC Chairman, firmly seated on the seat of the chairman. His official vehicle is also packed where Buni usually pack.
He arrived the party’s Secretariat in a show of force, accompanied by gun trotting policemen and went straight to the office of the of National Chairman of the party, Mai Mala Buni.
About nine of the 12- member Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) are presently locked up in a crucial meeting being chaired by Sani Bello, who by the way is the Deputy Chairman of the Central Coordinating Committee of the March 26 convention. Senator John James Akpanudedehe, Secretary of the CECPC was also attending the meeting.
Some APC State Chairmen are also seen around the Secretariat. Some of those accosted said they are not aware of the reasons why they were summoned to the Secretariat.
Earlier Akpanudedehe had dismissed as fake news the trending online news that Buni has been removed.
The whereabouts of the Yobe State governor is not known as at Press time.
There were reports last night of a crack in the CECPC as some APC Governors reportedly called a NEC meeting of he party.
Meanwhile, a top party source disclose Sunday night in Abuja that some forces want to capitalize on the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately convene such meeting and make far-reaching decisions which will be presented to the president on his return to the country.