Prof. Tahir Mamman, a member of the All Progressives Congress Caretaker and Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee, has said the committee is not working to extend its tenure.
He said this on Thursday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen at the party’s national secretariat.
Mamman, who was at the secretariat with some Adamawa State APC stakeholders, said that contrary to general belief, there was no division in the chapter.
He maintained that the APC Caretaker and Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee was working within its mandate and time frame.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the committee, with Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State as head, was set up by the APC National Executive Committee on June 25.
The committee has a mandate to resolve the infighting among party members in some of its chapters.
It is also expected to organise a fresh national convention within six months to elect a new National Working Committee for the party.
Mamman, who represents the North East in the committee, said it does not hope for an extension.
He said: “We are working within our mandate.
“We are not working for any extension of time.
“If those who gave us job should think of extension, that would come from them.”
Mamman said the visit of the stakeholders to the party’s national secretariat was to show how united they were in Adamawa State.
He added that the party’s senior stakeholders in Adamawa State were responsible for running its affairs.
He said: “As a member of the caretaker committee, l am telling you now that as far as l am concerned, we don’t have leadership issues.
“So far, there are no issues at all in the state chapter.”
It would be recalled that Senator Aisha Binila, representing Adamawa Central Senatorial District, had recently claimed that she is the leader of APC in Adamawa State.
Binila had also led some Adamawa State APC members to the party’s national secretariat to meet with its National Secretary.
Also at the APC national secretariat were some of its Cross River State stakeholders who visited.
The stakeholders expressed optimism that the party would win the forthcoming senatorial by-election in the state billed for October 31.
The state party Chairman, Senator Matthew Mbu, who led the stakeholders on the visit to the APC caretaker committee national secretary, said this while addressing newsmen after the meeting.
Mbu maintained that in spite of the fact that Cross River State was a Peoples Democratic Party state, the APC would not only win the by-election, but also wrestle the State Government House from the PDP in 2023.
He said: “What has always been the problem of the APC winning elections in Cross River has been the lack of unity within the party fold.
“Now that we have reconciled, APC will not only win the senatorial by-election, but will also occupy the Government House after winning the 2023 governorship election.
“Nothing is stopping us now.”