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Former Aviation Minister, and PDP chieftain, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode has lent his voice to the present crisis rocking the ruling party stating that the party would be shooting itself in the foot if she decides to do away with its current caretaker chairman.
Africa Today News, New York understands that a few APC chieftains and even some oppositions figures had requested that Gov of Yobe State, Alhaji Mai Mala Buni, the interim chairman of the ruling APC, steps aside from his position as caretaker Chairman of the party to allow a former governor to take over as chairman of the party.
The calls became heightened shortly after one of the Supreme Court judges in the Ondo gubernatorial election, declared that the position of Governor Buni as the interim chairman of the party is against the constitution.
But after a meeting headed by Vice President Osinbajo, as directed by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Attorney general of the federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami had declared that Buni’s led APC is in total sync with the party’s constitution and as such, it will not affect the fortunes of the party before or after the general polls.
Reacting, Chief Femi Fani-Kayode who according to him ‘is speaking as a Nigerian and political observer’ expressed shock over moves and calls for the removal of the Yobe State Gov as the Caretaker Chairman as well as the crisis rocking the ruling party, wondering why anyone would be against a party leader who has attracted several political heavyweights – three governors, many distinguished senators and formers ministers, including many honourable members of House of Representatives to the ruling APC by his excellent style of leadership.
FFK, in a series of tweets which were sighted by Africa Today News, New York warned that the ruling APC would be making a big mistake if Gov Mai Mala Buni is removed as the party leader.
He said; ‘It amazes me that the Nat. Chairman of a pol. party that has attracted 3 Governors from the ranks of the opposition together with Senators, House of Rep members, BOT members, fmr. Ministers & other notables all in 1 year is being undermined by disgruntled elements in his party. The biggest mistake APC can make is to get rid of Gov. Mala Mai Buni as its leader.’
‘I say this because he has done more for the credibility and strength of the ruling party than any National Chairman since its inception,’ He said.
‘Apart from being a formidable intellectual, a man of his word and an absolute gentleman, he is also a moderate, civilised, cerebral, fair-minded & focused individual for whom I have immense respect,’ Fani-Kayode wrote.
AFRICA TODAY NEWS, NEW YORK