A group of stakeholders in the All Progressives Congress (APC) have called for the resignation of Mai Mala Buni, Governor of Yobe State, as the Chairman of the party’s Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee over its performance in the recently concluded Anambra governorship election.
The stakeholders, under the aegis of the Concerned Stakeholders, made their demands through their leader, Ayo Oyalowo, at a press conference on Thursday.
According to Oyalowo, the committee led by Buni has not met the objectives that informed its formation.
Making reference to the emergence of Andy Uba as the APC”s Anambra governorship candidate, the group accused Buni’s leadership of creating more division within the party, saying that he (Uba) emerged through a strange process that greatly affected the party in the main poll.
The APC finished third in the November 6 election.
Oyalowo said: “Gentlemen of the press, the Caretaker Committee has conducted what is arguably the worst ward, local government and state congresses since the formation of the party in 2013. These congresses, rather than putting the party on strong footings, have created further divisions and disenchantment among its members.
“Another crystal clear evidence of the failure of the Caretaker Committee is the outcome of the Anambra State gubernatorial election. While it is sad that the APC came a dismal third in an election it had every chance of winning, it would have been a magic if the party had performed better than it did, especially considering that the candidate of the party, Senator Andy Uba emerged through a process that was completely strange to the ideals of the APC.
“Only days ago, stakeholders of the party from Bauchi State protested at the party’s headquarter as a result of the fallout of the congresses. In the same vein, the attempt by the leadership of the party to reconcile stakeholders from Oyo State hit a brick wall right inside the party headquarters.
“Similar circumstances are also being witnessed in Osun and some other states simply because the processes were built on very shaky foundations and the outcome designed to favour certain selected individuals in the party.”