Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress have began arriving in Abuja for a gathering on the state of the celebration.
The assembly, which barring last-minute adjustments is because of maintain on Thursday (immediately), is geared toward discovering a political resolution to the problem posed by the Supreme Court docket judgment on the Ondo State governorship election.
Some senior celebration members have argued that part of the judgment calls to query the continued keep in workplace of Buni, a serving governor, as Chairman of the Caretaker/ Nationwide Conference Planning Committee of the celebration.
It was gathered that the governors can be discussing how greatest to present their colleagues “a soft-landing” in a approach that might protect the celebration’s status in addition to be certain that the governors wouldn’t go away with a sense that they have been used and dumped.
Though neither governors nor members of the Federal Government Council who’re senior legal professionals have reached a consensus on the problem, a number of celebration sources who spoke to our correspondent in confidence tilted in direction of “saving the celebration first.”
A excessive rating celebration supply informed The PUNCH, “There are as many views as there are legal professionals within the cupboard and within the celebration. Identical to the Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Festus Keyamo (SAN) argues that the celebration ought to halt additional actions and impact adjustments in management, individuals just like the Lawyer Basic of the Federation and our celebration’s lead counsel within the Ondo case, Niyi Akintola (SAN), preserve the view that the celebration management has no cause to nurse any worry as a result of no legislation has been breached.”
As of Wednesday, the governors who had arrived Abuja for the assembly included Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Abubakar Badaru (Jigawa), Sani Bello (Niger), Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN), Mai Mala Buni (Yobe) and Abubakar Bagudu (Kebbi).
Makes an attempt to get an official response to enquiries in regards to the assembly from the Director Basic of the Progressives Governors Discussion board, Dr. Salihu Lukman have been futile. Calls to his cellular phone quantity have been neither picked nor returned as at 9:14 pm
Recall that The PUNCH had on Wednesday reported that after a gathering attended by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the APC state governors and different stakeholders on Friday evening, the celebration leaders began contemplating the removing of Buni as caretaker committee chairman and different governors, who’re members of the panel.
Other than Buni, who’s the Governor of Yobe State, different governors, who’re members of the committee, are Sani Bello of Niger State, who’s representing the North-Central and his Osun State counterpart, Isiaka Oyetola, who represents the South-West.
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