Efforts by the embattled Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Yobe StateGovernor, Mai Mala Buni to meet President Muhammadu Buhari over the crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress (APC) hit the brick wall.
Naija News had earlier reported that the embattled APC Chairman had left Dubai for London to meet Buhari in a bid to regain control of the ruling party.
According to sources, the embattled APC leader was expected to return to Nigeria last Wednesday after his medical trip to Dubai, but he changed his mind.
A source had said, “He will now travel to London to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari on the situation in the party.”
However, sources have now told The Guardian that Mai Mala Buni has not been able to see Buhari since his arrival in the UK.
It was gathered that the Yobe governor was blocked from having access to the President.
The source said: “As we speak, Buni is still struggling to find a way to see the President. He can’t see him and you know why it is so. Anything can still happen though before the end of today.”
According to the sources, Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello of Niger State has also jetted to London to meet Buhari.
It was gathered that Sani-Bello, who has the backing of Governors Nasir El-Rufai, Rotimi Akeredolu of Kaduna and Ondo respectively and others, travelled to London to prevail on Buhari not to give Buni a listening ear.
“The Bello group is equally not taking chances. They wont take the risk of allowing Buni to get to the President first before them. Even if Buni ends up telling his stories, Bello would be there to let the President know the facts according to the group. They see this as a campaign to save the soul of the APC,” the source added