The struggle for the future of the All Progressives Congress, APC was yesterday turning into a tussle between the party’s governors and established political figures around President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Progressive Governors Forum, PGF comprising governors in the party at the end of a night meeting in Abuja on Thursday, resolved to among others, assert their supremacy in the party with a clear determination to ensure that the circle of presidential aides and ministers famed as the Aso Rock Cabal do not hijack the party and foist a transition agenda on them unbeknownst to the president.
The resolve of the governors, sources disclosed yesterday, followed the president’s decision to recall Governor Mala Buni as chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary and Convention Planning Committee, CECPC of the party despite their joint resolution with the president to ease him out.
The governors it was learnt believe that the Cabal around the president influenced the decision for the sake of pushing through their succession agenda which was yesterday said to be hovering between one head of government institution, President Goodluck Jonathan and some still shadowy political forces around the president.
The governors it was gathered, were at the weekend further energized by the decision of the Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia, Abia State which asked the Attorney General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami SAN to delete Section 84 (12) from the Electoral Act.
That provision which excludes political appointees at all levels from participating in an election, Saturday Vanguard reliably, gathered came from a convergence of interests between senators and governors.