ABUJA: The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Mai Mala Buni has assumed office at the party’s national secretariat.
Buni who is also the governor of Yobe state promised to carry all tendencies along in order to restore peace to the party.
Buni had arrived the secretariat some minutes before 2pm in company of some APC Governors including Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Simon Lalong (Plateau), Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano), Sani Bello (Niger), Nasir el-Rufai (Kaduna) Abubakar Atiku Bagudu (Kebbi) and Gboyega Oyetola (Osun).
The Caretaker Committee chairman left the secretariat just a few minutes after his arrival.
In a brief interface with journalists, Gov. Buni said; “After being a two-time National Secretary of the party, I can say I know the party very well. I want to assure every APC member that we will do justice to everyone because we have a capable team.
“I am a team player and I am here to manage a crisis and if you do not manage crisis, crisis will manage you so without justice there will be no peace, so I am ready to do justice to every APC member.
“NEC is the highest organ of the party except the convention, and NEC can function for convention in-between, so any decision taken by NEC is the final decision. NEC has directed that every member in court should withdraw his suit.
“The Party will carry all members along especially the leaders of the APC. Many of them have paid their dues to the party, so we will carry them along”.
In an apparent move to bar members of the dissolved NWC from accessing their offices, security operatives had earlier in the day sealed the National Secretariat.
The development came two days after the police sealed and reopened the premises within hours.
Those who had entered the building were sent out at about 9am while four security vehicles were stationed in and around the party facility.
Acting National Secretary in the dissolved NWC, Arc. Waziri Bulama had at about 10:50am arrived the secretariat while the NEC meeting was going on at the Presidential Villa.
He was however barred from accessing the premises by armed security operatives.
Meanwhile, the Forum of non-NWC members of NEC has dissolved its executive committee.
Acting Publicity Secretary of the new executive, Muhammed Sani Ibrahim in a statement said; “On behalf of the majority members of the non-NWC, I am saddled to announce the decision of the members of the NEC to express the displeasure of the members due to the leadership failure, ineffectiveness, uncooperative attitude, lack of transparency and accountability in stewardship, financial misappropriation and party unfaithfulness.