Jide Orintunsin, Abuja
A contemporary disaster is brewing within the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as a strain group, the Involved APC Members, has vowed to embark on a nationwide protest on Monday, if the Caretaker/Additional-Strange Nationwide Conference Planning Committee (CENCPC) did not roll out timetable for the December Nationwide Conference of the social gathering.
The group had on the twelfth of October at a press convention in Abuja given the Caretaker Committee 14 days ultimatum to announce timetable for the conduct of the Nationwide Conference consistent with the directive of the twenty fifth June emergency Nationwide Govt Committee assembly.
However the Deputy Nationwide Publicity Secretary of the social gathering, Yekini Nabena, dismissed the specter of the group accusing it of being insincere regardless of efforts by the social gathering management to take heed to their complaints.
In an interview with The Nation in Abuja on Friday, the chief of the group, Alhaji Abdullahi Dauda, mentioned that the group needed to prolong the ultimatum by one week following a phrase of assurance by the social gathering’s Nationwide Deputy Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena that the timetable had since been prepared.
It is going to be recalled that the twenty fifth June emergency NEC assembly inaugurated by the Governor Mai Mala Buni led Caretaker Committee with a mandate to reconcile all aggrieved members and conduct a nationwide conference for the emergence of a brand new Nationwide Working Committee (NEC) to interchange the dissolved Adams Oshiomole led committee.
4 months into the tenure of the Caretaker Committee, the Involved APC group accused the CENCPC of scheming for tenure elongation following its refusal to announce a timetable for the conduct of the nationwide conference.
The group then imposed a 14-day ultimatum on the social gathering management on twelfth October which lapsed on Monday, the twenty sixth of October.
In keeping with Dauda, a chieftain of the social gathering from Bauchi State, “it’s true we gave 14 days ultimatum and at its expiration, the management of the social gathering via the Deputy Nationwide Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, in a newspaper report (The Nation) on the twenty seventh October apologised and mentioned that the timetable for the conduct of the Nationwide Conference was prepared.
“As loyal social gathering members, based mostly on the phrases of the Deputy Nationwide Publicity Secretary, we agreed to present the social gathering management one week to allow us research the timetable. We gave this extension as a result of we now have confidence within the integrity of the social gathering management.
Nabena, denied the declare that he mentioned the timetable was prepared, insisting that he by no means had such dialogue with anyone.
“This group shouldn’t be honest. I by no means informed anyone of anytime desk. All I mentioned was that any aggrieved member ought to come ahead with their grievances. The Governor Mai Mala Buni led Caretaker Committee consistent with its mandate is ready to take care of any aggrieved members.”“The 4-day workshop attracted representatives of the Authorities of Chad, European Union, African Union and Ambassadors of MNJTF Troop Contributing Nations; Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria. Different individuals included representatives from Centre for Coordination and Liaison and Civil Society Organizations,” he mentioned.