By G9ija

There are strong indications that the Yobe State Governor and Chairman of the Caretaker Committee of the All Progressives Congress, Mai Mala Buni, has intensified moves to prevent the party’s national convention scheduled for February from holding.

The News on Tuesday gathered that Buni’s moves had the backing of the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN; the Kebbi State Governor, Atiku Bagudu and his Jigawa State Governor counterpart, Muhammad Badaru.

It was learnt that as part of the plot, Buni-led caretaker committee was not interested in February convention so that it could remain in office till the emergence of the party’s presidential candidate.

A party leader, who confided in one of our correspondents, said, “Buni’s panel is desperate to prevent the convention from holding because the Yobe governor has vice-presidential ambition. That is why the governor is foot-dragging on the national convention issue. In a matter of days, the caretaker committee will come up with an excuse that the convention cannot hold in February because of the lingering crises in some state. It is part of the delay tactics.”

It was however gathered the majority of the governors had got wind of the plan of Buni and would move against him at their meeting today (Wednesday).

It was also learnt that the decision of APC leader, Bola Tinubu, to contest the presidential election had unsettled the camp of Buni.

It was gathered that if the governors insisted on holding the planned February convention, Buni and his backers would push for the consensus method to elect national officers in order to maintain control of the party ahead of the primaries.

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Tinubu promotes excellence, capable of becoming Nigeria’s President – Abe[b]

Meanwhile, a former representative of the Rivers South-East Senatorial district in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Abe has described Tinubu as a promoter of excellence, saying he is capable and qualified to become Nigeria’s President in 2023.

Abe said this during a breakfast meeting with journalist in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital on Tuesday.

Abe added,” The most important job of a leader is to pick people. If you look at the quality of people that Asiwaju picked and the way he promotes quality people in everything, they stand out.

“The one thing that has kept Africa where it is , is that leaders prefer loyalty above capacity and competence. Asiwaju is one of few leaders in Africa who picks capacity and competence above loyalty and promotes excellence in every way