The tenure of the Yobe Gov. Mai Mala Buni-led National Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been extended by another six months.
The party’s emergency National Executive Committee meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari announced the decision in Abuja on Tuesday.
Buhari noted with satisfaction efforts of the 13-member interim committee inaugurated on June 25, 2020 had yielded the desired fruit, saying members who had earlier defected from the APC had returned while others have also declared for the party.
He said healthy debates were now taking place and the potential for organs of the party to affirm majority positions as the decision of the party was now possible.
“What is required now is for all party leaders to maintain discipline and ensure that this new momentum is protected, sustained and that the decisions of party organs are respected by every member.
“Despite the challenge to restore peace in the party and the series of elections at hand, the fact that we have gained more members and that we are not losing members to the opposition under the present interim leadership, indicates improvement of the party.
“In fact, we have begun to win back our members who left us and other notable political leaders are being attracted to our party,’’ the president said.