Kogi State Senator, Smart Adeyemi, on Thursday, said that the crisis in the All Progressives Congress, APC, was being caused by people with selfish reasons.
The Journalist turned politician made this assertion while insisting that he and his colleagues in the National Assembly were not told that President Muhammadu Buhari had endorsed the sack of the Chairman of the APC Caretaker Committee, Mai Mala Buni.
Speculations are circulating in some quarters that Buni was pushed out in order to ensure that the APC’s delayed national convention goes on as planned in March.
Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today, Senator Adeyemi’s re-echoed pro-Buni sentiments.
“There was a letter written by Mai Mala Buni saying that he was travelling. And in that letter, he did transmit power to the Governor of Niger State,” Senator Adeyemi said.
“As far as we are concerned in the Senate, we are not aware that Mr President gave a marching order to the acting Chairman to vacate his office,” he added.
He said the controversy was generated by people who have “one interest or the other to protect.”
It will be recalled that Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State had, on Wednesday, insisted that it was President Buhari who instructed Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger State to take over the leadership of the APC.