APC national caretaker committee removes national secretary

The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC of the Nigerian governing party, the All Progressives Congress, APC has passed a vote of no confidence on the Caretaker Committee’s Secretary, Senator John Akpanudoedehe. 10 out of the 12 members of the committee passed the vote, which effectively removes Akpanudoedehe from office.

The is contained in a notice titled “Motion of No Confidence on the Secretary of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee” which was released to the media by the APC Caretaker Committee Spokesperson, Mr. Ismaeel Ahmed.

The notice which has a date of March 8, 2022 was signed by 10 out of 12 members of the committee; Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, Senator Ken Nnamani, Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf, Prof Tahir Mammah, Senator Abba Alli, H.E David Lyon, Honourable Akinremi Olàide, Mrs Stella Okotete, Barrister Ismaeel Ahmad and Dr James Lalu.

The committee is citing the sack of Senator Akpanudoedehe based on the APC Constitution, Article 17, subsection 5 and 6 which states “Subject to ratification by the National Convention or Congress, an officer shall be relieved of his post at any time if a vote of ‘no confidence’ is passed on him by two-thirds of members of the relevant party organ.

“Pursuant to this Constitution, where a vote of ‘No Confidence’ has been passed on an Officer, the relevant Party organ shall appoint another person to act in his place pending ratification by the National Convention or Congress”.

Meanwhile, the chairman of the national caretaker committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, returned to the country on Thursday. He met with members of the committee, including the acting chairman, Governor Sani Bello at the Yobe State Government House in Abuja.

However, Akpanudoedehe was absent from the meeting. His absence

has been absent in most of the meetings of the Caretaker Committee for over a week now and this may be as a result of this document.



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