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Niger Governor, Bello Resumes As APC Interim Chair After Buhari Orders Buni’s Removal

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Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Musa Bello has arrived the National Headquarters of the All Progressives Congress to take over the running of the party as a sole administrator based on reports that President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the sack of the Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee.

Governor Sani Bello upon arrival at about 12 noon parked his car at the official parking lot reserved for the APC National Chairman at the secretariat and headed straight to the office of the party Chairman located upstairs of the party building where he was received by party officials.

The Niger Governor also went into a meeting with members of the APC Caretaker Committee and is scheduled to hold another meeting with APC state chairmen who had been waiting inside the party secretariat before his arrival.

The APC Secretariat had since 7am been besieged by policemen who barricaded both entrances into the APC National Secretariat with stern looking policemen preventing entrance into the secretariat except for key party officers.

No less than 15 patrol vehicles of security operatives cordoned off access roads to the party secretariat with over 70 armed operatives around the Blantyre Street in the Zone 4 District in Wuse Abuja.

Earlier in the day, the interim secretary of the APC, Senator John Akpanudoedehe had in a statement described as fake news that the Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Committee had been sacked.

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