A group, the APC Youth Development and Solidarity Forum (APC-YDSF), has insisted that Bihari had no right to order the removal of Buni without meeting with the members of the caretaker committee.
National Secretary of APC-YDSF, Hon. Tobias Ogbeh, while addressing a press conference yesterday in Abuja, declared that Buni remained the legitimate national chairman of the party and therefore, called for the expulsion of Bello from the party
The group stated, “We feel that Governor Abubakar Bello, lent himself for use as an agent of destabilisation of the APC, when this same party has been pivotal to his political growth as an individual. It is this party that made him governor today.
“APC Youth Development and Solidarity Forum categorically re-states that President Muhammadu Buhari, without a meeting of the CECPC, has no right to order the removal of Buni or any member of the CECPC, who in the first instance, is a product of a collective decision of the party’s NEC meeting held in Abuja sometime ago.”
The group noted that before now, there were signs that some people within APC were out to sabotage the party, added: “We invite Nigerians to note that what Governor Abubakar Sani Bello and the group he is working for have done amounted to staging a coup, which is contrary to known democratic tenets. He has shown utmost disregard for the constitution of the party.
“Consequently, we hereby expel the Niger State Governor, His Excellency Abubakar Sani Bello, from the All Progressives Congress (APC) for violating the constitution of the APC, sabotaging the party, undermining the party’s leadership, and engaging in acts capable of breaching the peace and security of Nigeria. His ward in Niger State has been contacted to effect his expulsion and escalate the same through the various layers to the national level as a matter of procedure.”