The Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it would not join issues with Progressive Youth Movement that declared itself as parallel Caretaker committee of the party, describing them as misguided group.
The State Affairs NG reports that PYM announced Mustapha Audu as the Chairman of the new Caretaker team and President Muhammadu Buhari as the head of the advisory committee, Speaker House of Representatives, Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila and Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu among others as members of the new Caretaker Committee.
The self-acclaimed Chairman said a reconciliation Committee would be put in place while he gave February 26 as the date for a national convention.
Reacting to the development, the Governor Mai-Mala Buni-led APC CECPC, in a statement released by its National Caretaker Secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe, stated that the action of PYM is felonious.
The statement read in parts:
“The purported group and membership are unknown to the Party, its structure or as a registered support group. Hence, we completely disown them and cannot account for their activities or join issues with them”.
“However laughable, the criminal attempt of the purported group to usurp the leadership of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC now bothers on treasonable felony. Relevant security bodies must now check and address their unscrupulous activities”.
“The attention the purported group seeks will not be given to them by the party. We can only advise that the general public completely disregard them. Members of this group are not registered members of the APC and are being used by opposition elements and fifth columnists to cause confusion”.
“As widely reported, the successful meeting between the APC leadership, Progressive Governors’ Forum and the President produced February 2022 as the timeframe for the Party’s National Convention”.
“Our focus now is preparing the ground for a rancour-free exercise”.