Lawyer and human rights activist, Kayode Ajulo, has insisted that there are dangers ahead for the All Progressives Congress (APC) as long as the governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala-Buni, remains its chairman.
The Eagle Online recalls that Ajulo (and much later, Festus Keyamo) had drawn attention to the legal implications of the Supreme Court ruling on the Ondo State governorship election to the fortunes of the party under Mala-Buni.
The apex court, by a simple majority, threw out the case Eyitayo Jegede of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and affirmed Rotimi Akeredolu as the governor of the state.
But Ajulo (and Keyamo) had said that Akeredolu could have lost his seat if Jegede had joined Mala-Buni in the case, being a sitting governor and also a chairman of APC.
They both advised, among other things, that Buni should step down or be removed as chairman, to save the party unnecessary future legal battles it may not survive.
This position generated a lot of controversy, as leaders of the party, including the deputy Senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege, faulted Ajulo and Keyamo, insisting that Buni’s chairmanship of the party could not pose any danger to the party, as he is not occupying the APC chairmanship in an executive position.
But Ajulo insists that the party is “technically dead” with Buni as chairman.
“The dangers ahead for the ruling party, APC, are daunting. Of course, it is not a secret that many leaders of the party are already consulting on Option B; that is if the party refuses to dispense with Governor Mala Buni of Yobe State.
“With the recent experience of Governor Rotimi Akeredolu, SAN, of Ondo State who narrowly escaped being thrown out by the apex court, he would be in a better position to advise the party to quickly do the needful.
“Those with ears, let them hear,” Ajulo said in a terse statement on Tuesday.