APC CECPC Members Dismiss Akpan Udoedehe, Passes Vote of No Confidence


The APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) through a notice issued on Tuesday, March 8, 2022, by majority of the members of the committee passed a vote of no confidence on the past secretary of the committee.




This notice was signed by 10 members out of 12 members of the committee which includes Senator Ken Nnamani, Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, Senator Yusuf Abubakar Yusuf, Prof Tahir Mammah, Senator Abba Alli, H.E David Lyon, Hon Akinremi Olàide, Mrs Stella Okotete, Barr Ismaeel Ahmad and Dr James Lalu.


The committee stated that the dismissal of Senator Udoedehe is pursuant to Article 17 subsection 5 of the constitution of the All Progressives Congress which allows a majority of any constituted ad-hoc committee of the party to pass a vote of no confidence on any member found absent repeatedly.



It is obvious that Senator Udoedehe has not been present in most of the meetings of All Progressive Congress CECPC in the last couple of days though this is not in correlation with the recently obtained notice dated 8th March, 2022



It appears that the letter President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the President of Progressives Governor’s Forum H.E Senator Abubakar Atiku Bagudu where the President had stated that a leadership change might be necessary for ensuring that the committee meets its set objectives could be connected with this notice.



The implication of this notice, therefore, is that the erstwhile secretary of the committee ceases to function in the capacity and another member would be appointed to carry out the function. It also means that should Senator Udoedehe act Udoedehe contrary to this notice, he might be doing so without any legal backing and subject to acting contrary to the constitution which renders such action null and void.


In the same vein, sources close to the committee who would like to remain anonymous hinted that the committee is already propped to welcome the Chairman H.E Mai Mala Buni who might be returning to the country after his medical trip abroad any time soon.


And that the acting Chairman H.E Abubakar Sani Bello who has worked with the other members of the committee within the few days to galvanize all necessary structures towards the hosting of the national convention needs to be commended for his sense of leadership and inclusiveness.


“It’s hoped that the pace of progress made thus far shall be sustained as Buni returns and that the already set convention plans move even with greater speed and inclusiveness. Although, feelers emerging signals no course for alarm as the party secretariat witnessed a lot of calm on Wednesday and there were the usual party activities with some of the aspirants for the position of the National Chairman obtaining their nomination forms,” the source said



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