24 March 2021 by VICTORIA ABAH
The Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni has debunked the news that he petitioned three Supreme Court justices over a judgment delivered.
This is contained in a statement issued by the DG, Press and Media Affairs to the Governor, Mamman Mohammed
The statement reads; “I want to make my position clear and in unambiguous terms that, l Mai Mala Buni, the Executive Governor of Yobe State and Chairman, APC Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, had at no time personally said, written nor directed anyone to write on my behalf or the party to allege or claim that their Lordships met with members of the PDP or any political party on any matter.
“I must say l am conscious of the positions their Lordships occupy, and would not be a party or associated to such reckless statements against their Lordships.
“As Leader of APC, i am saddened by such weighty allegation said to be emanating from our party obviously without my consent. On behalf of every member of the party we distance ourselves from this allegation and sincerely regret the injury and hard feelings this might have caused their Lordships.
” The statement further says, the party will do the needful to uncover those behind such accusation.
This is coming after it was alleged that the party in the petition signed by its acting National Chairman, pointedly accused Justices Mohammed Dattijo, Abdu Aboki and Helen Ogunwumiju of holding nocturnal meeting with the People’s Democratic Party, PDP to scheme out the party from the Senate seat.
At Tuesday proceedings where the appeal of APC candidate, Mr Chukwuemeka Francis Ibezim on his disqualification by a high court and Court of Appeal was to be heard, Justice Mohammed Musa Dattijo announced the suspension of proceedings pending the resolution of the damaging petition.