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APC says PDP is ‘desperate’ for seeking the removal of Buni as Yobe Governor



The All Progressives Congress (APC) says a suit instituted by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) seeking to remove Mai Mala Buni as Yobe governor is frivolous and desperate.

In the suit dated and filed August 12, the PDP said Buni violated section 183 of the constitution, when he accepted to serve as chairman of the APC caretaker committee.

In a statement on Friday, John Akpanudoedehe, APC national secretary, said the opposition party is “executing a desperate and poorly-scripted propaganda” aimed at distracting the public from its internal crisis.

Akpanudoedehe said the supreme court affirmed the legality of Buni-led APC caretaker committee when it upheld the election of Rotimi Akeredolu, Ondo governor.

“Our attention has been drawn to a purported court action sponsored by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against His Excellency, Mai Mala Buni, Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Governor of Yobe State,” he said.

“While we are constrained from and reluctant to comment on the PDP’s misplaced and frivolous court action because it will be sub judice, the PDP leadership is obviously executing a desperate and poorly-scripted propaganda plot aimed at deflecting attention from the crisis of confidence the failed opposition party faces.

“The PDP are ignominious rablerousers and have no locus to take any action on the internal affairs of the APC. The Supreme Court has already affirmed the status and legality of the CECPC and that is all there is to it.

“There are clearly spelt out punitive measures against abuse of court processes. We are confident that the Judiciary will apply these measures fully.” The statement read.

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