Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN) has hailed the removal of Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman, Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), saying it is a healthy development for the party.
Recall that Governor Sani Bello of Niger State took over control of the APC on Monday following the removal of Buni who is currently out of the country.
Sagay in an interview with newsmen said with Buni’s removal, the APC can now make progress and look forward to conducting a proper national convention.
According to him “I believe Buni’s removal is a very healthy development for the APC. Now, we can look forward to a proper convention for the election of the new party leadership. After that, we can have a proper convention for the primaries”.
“Buni is a man is who has too many axes to grind and instead of working for the interest of the party which asked him to do a six months job but he turned it into a permanent job.
He had too many unknown agenda which he was slowly carrying out”.
“So, it was clear to all that he was no longer operating on behalf of the party but for his own selfish interests. His removal to me is a very good news and I believe we can now make progress as a party”.
It will be recalled that Sagay in an interview last week had singled out Buni and John Akpanudoedehe, national secretary of the committee, as persons to be held responsible if the party loses the 2023 presidential election.
He also alleged that Buni is plotting to preside over the convention and presidential primary of the party so as to handover the ticket to ex- President Goodluck Jonathan, who is yet to join the APC, with him (Buni) as running mate.
The plan, according to him was that if Jonathan wins the election, he will handover to Buni after four years.
Meanwhile, Buni is yet to deny the claim.