APC dismisses fears of legal ’time bomb’ over caretaker committee

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The All Progressive Congress (APC) has dismissed fears in several quarters over the status of Governor Mala Mai Buni-led Caretaker/Extra ordinary National convention planning Committee (CECPC).

said the committee’s position won’t affect the party congresses and nominations.

The Committee, according to a member of the CECPC representing North West, Senator Abba Alli, is simply acting and will soon hand over after the party’s national convention.

Alli assured reporters in Katsina the party’s ward congresses held on Saturday, the recent /validation exercise for its members as well as nominations being authorised by Governor Buni cannot be legally invalidated as being feared.

He said: “The fears of party members and concerned Nigerians over holding the ward despite recent Supreme Court ruling on State Governorship election is unfounded.

‘’The APC leadership sought extensive legal advice from its counsel and other legal opinions before going ahead with the Congresses.

“We did not just decide to hold the ward despite the Supreme Court ruling. We sought necessary legal advice on the issue even before the ruling’’.

“Don’t forget, we who are members of the National Caretaker Committee are not salaried members, nor on appointment as envisaged in the relevant sections of our party’s constitution and that of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The ward that we have just held on Saturday and the recently held party registration/ validation for our members, also showed that we are fully ready for the 2023 general elections.’

The 80-year-old Senator, who is also touted in the Katsina circle as a close confidant of Buhari, also argued the chances of the party in the 2023 general elections are extremely bright.

He projected APC will pool not less than 30 votes in 2023.