Mai Mala Buni should bring two more governors to the All Progressive Congress (APC). Bringing governors from the opposition party to join the ruling party ahead of the 2023 presidential election is a big achievement for the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the ruling party.
Mai Mala Buni was appointed to replace Adams Oshiomhole who was suspended from his official post as the national chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC). Adams Oshiomhole was a vibrant politician who took his work seriously, but he was causing disunity among the members of the party when he had issues with Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State.
Governor Godwin Obaseki defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the concerned members of the ruling party came together to decide the fate of Oshiomhole in Abuja. Oshiomhole was sacked as the national chairman of the party. Mai Mala Buni from Yobe State was appointed to replace Adams Oshiomhole as the caretaker committee chairman of the party.
It will not be nice for the party not to have anybody that will be monitoring the conventional issues of the party. Since the appointment of Buni, top political stalwarts from the opposition party have decamped to the ruling party. David Umahi from Ebonyi State was the first significant governor to join the All Progressive Congress (APC). Ben Ayade from Cross Rivers State also announced his defection to the ruling out. Recently, Bello Matawalle from Zamfara State joined the party.
To further strengthen the power of the ruling party, the Caretaker Committee chairman should target two more governors from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The first governor that Mai Mala Buni should bring to APC is Engineer Seyi Makinde from Oyo State. It will be an added advantage for the ruling party to have someone like Seyi Makinde in the party.
If Seyi Makinde joins the All Progressive Congress (APC), the party will be controlling all the states in the southwestern part of the country. The party has already been controlling Osun, Lagos, Ogun, Ekiti and Ondo States with only Oyo State left out. Mai Mala Buni should move close to Seyi Makinde and give him reasons to join the ruling party.
Another PDP politician that Mai Mala Buni should target to bring to APC is Governor Godwin Obaseki from Edo State. Obaseki used to be a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) before the issue that transpired between Governor Godwin Obaseki and Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. The party can send Chief John Oyegun to him to lure him back. APC should bring Seyi Makinde and Governor Godwin Obaseki from Edo State to the All Progressive Congress (APC)