APC Governors Opposed To Mai Mala Buni Set To Drag Him To Court
Posted by Onome Naomi
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) might face additional legal challenges, according to rumors that certain governors are intending to go to court to prevent Governor Mai Mala Buni from functioning as the ruling party’s chairman.
The governors opposed to Buni are reportedly asking the court to order the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recognize Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello as the legitimate chairman, notwithstanding President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to interfere in the dispute.
According to a prominent insider, one of the key causes of the APC’s dilemma is Buhari’s inability to take decisive action.
“After the problematic congresses, Buni took sides with some of these governors who were experiencing issues with their ministers or senators,” he stated. Despite what El-Rufai claims, at least seven of these governors support Buni. Following INEC’s decision, more will follow suit in the coming days.
“However, for the obstinate, the choice of going to court now appears to be unavoidable.”
Some governors are now debating whether Buni should be suspended and Bello should take over through the courts. INEC will be obliged to cooperate if they can obtain a court order. This is how our party’s national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, was removed from office.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, neither responded to calls nor a text message on Friday.
Reports has it that Governors Rotimi Akeredolu, Nasir El-Rufai and Kayode Fayemi of Ondo, Kaduna and Ekiti respectively are among those opposed to Buni’s leadership.