President Muhammadu Buhari has directed all divides in the leadership tussle of the APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Committee, CECC, to return to the status quo ante.
The President’s directive is contained in a letter to the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, which he personally signed.
According to him, the multiplicity of cases currently rocking the APC has the prospect of invalidating its activities and actions by INEC.
President Buhari said since the party could not change the leadership of the CECC without infringing on the time limit set by INEC, and considering that the current uncertainties and controversies would pose a real threat to the party, members of the party should exercise decorum.
The President therefore directed the APC Governors’ Forum and their followers to desist from any behaviour or utterances that would likely lead to disunity in the ranks of the party, and ultimately jeorpadise the transition to the convention.
The President also directed that the Mai Mala Buni-led CECC should accordingly be allowed to proceed with all necessary preparations to hold the convention on the 26th of this month as planned.
The letter was copied to the Chairman of the CECC, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, its Acting Chairman, Governor Sani Bello of Niger State, the Director General of the DSS, as well as the Inspector General of Police,