The Secretary of the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator John Akpanudoedehe, on Tuesday, returned to the Wuse 2 headquarters of the APC amid tight security and jubilation among the party staff.
Several reports have confirmed that there were moves by some governors in a political coup d’etat including Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai to remove Akpanudoedehe and the Chairman of the caretaker committee, Governor Mai mala Buni of Yobe State.
The plan installed Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, as the substantive caretaker chairman of the APC at a National Executive Committee meeting slated for March 17, 2020.
However, the attempt was botched by a letter from the Independent National Electoral Commission which affirmed Buni’s leadership.
INEC also stated that it would only recognize correspondences from Buni and Akpanudoedehe.
A move that silenced the political power, that unsited the Buni as the caretaker Chairman
Having been reaffirmed by the secretary by INEC and the APC, Akpanudoedehe returned to the party secretariat on Blantyre Street on Tuesday morning and was escorted to his office by four AK-47 wielding policemen.
Many of the APC staff members were seen clapping and celebrating the return of the caretaker secretary.
The APC has been enmeshed in a crisis in the last two years which led to the removal of its erstwhile Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole.
The ripple effect led to a power struggle among the hierarchy of the ruling party