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Opinion: X Raying APC Caretaker Committee Eleven Months After Inauguration

Abba Dukawa

In my widely published article by many print and online medium titled:Tasks before APC caretaker committee in June  2020  I had illustrated some of the challenges before Governor Buni's led committee which  requires firmed  and cleared decisions that would be in the best interest of the party. Some  of the issues raised was for the caretaker committee    to sustained  lasting unity, peace and true reconciliation across party ranks.

At that time I  had  emphasized on the need for    APC  caretaker Committee  as a matter of urgency to  charts a  new course with renewed commitment and dedication among the party members  that  would made the party to be more strong with the emblem of internal democracy and mutual understanding among leaders and other stakeholders.

Before   APC  Caretaker/ Convention Planning Committee constituted, former National Working Committee of the party led by Adams Oshiomhole  crippled with serious   leadership crisis. As result of this internal party crisis the fortunes of the party drastically reduced by seven states Oyo, Bauchi, Adamawa, Sokoto, Benue, Zamfara and Edo. in addition to a badly managed governorship election victory Bayelsa state.

Dissolving  former APC NWC rally saved  the party from serious internal crisis as members had expressed hope that peace would restored to the party  after the protracted leadership crisis both at the national and various States chapter of  the party.

Eleven months after the Inauguration of Caretaker Convention Committee led by Yobe state  Governo Buni , there is no  doubt the   Committee has retrieved the party from an imminent collapse at same time  it   breaking the jinx in revalidation of party membership registration exercise which made the ruling party  to have a  comprehensive membership register.  

Without much wasted times,  Governor Mai Mala Buni as stabilizing Caretaker Committee met all national leader, and other  party stakeholders in order to accommodate all interests in renewal commitment toward strengthening the ruling party to remind the largest political party in Africa.   This act of commitments demonstrated by the caretakers members has resulted in renewed commitment on the part of party members. Without mincing words, it is an understatement to say life has returned to the party considering bubbling nature of a once abandoned ruling party national secretariat. 

The caretaker committee had able towards    charting a  new course for the party starting yielding  positive result because the  committee able to wooing in Governor of Ebonyi State; Governor of Cross River states During  Ondo state governorship election APC caretaker/extra-ordinary Convention Committee reconciled all the governorship aspirants in the state.  All the aspirants were brought together,  and campaigned for the successful re-election of Governor Rotimi.  

It is commendable that Caretaker  Committee  has brought back many aggrieved party members and also  reconciled  prominent party members from the South South like  Minister of Transportation, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, Sen. Godswill Akpabio, Obong Nsima Ekere, Mr. Umana O. Umana, Sen. Ita Enang, Barr. Bassey Dan Abia (Snr) both have resolved their differences in favour of party interest  in collective pursuit of party interests particularly in the South-South geo-political zone.

Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee  also received many bigwigs of opposition PDP members that  joined APC or back to the party among them are the  chairman Atiku Abubakar Presidential campaign organisation former Ogun State Governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel and and Lt. Gen. Ihejirika joined APC. Other  joined the APC two former speakers of House of Representatives – Yakubu Dogara and Dimeji Bankole. Barnabas Gemade former PDP chairman among others. 

Infact Governor Mai Mala Buni has brought together  all  contending interests under one roof and achieved true reconciliation across 36 states and FCT.  All  these success stories of APC caretaker/extra-ordinary Convention Committee efforts are recommendable.   The most aspect of they works able to Instilled Party discipline,and party cohesion which has became a  sacrosanct and imbibed by members both high and low.  Before them there was not Party disciplined the mighty members can do and undo.

In spite of   these achievements,  Nigerians expects Governor Buni and other members to remain team players at its critical stage of they assignment  not to allow certain individual  to highjack the party  during and after the convention.  Like you all know the  real job of getting things done properly is what is important is for the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee to conduct a credible and acceptable Convention devoid of any  complaints of exclusion and possible litigation during and after convention. 

So far so good Eleven Months After Inauguration of Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Committee has achieved a lot  despite that still there is need  to organize  National Convention of the party that will in usher elections of National Working Committee of the party in line with party constitution provisions. 

Dukawa a public  commentator wrote in from Kano and can be reach at

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