- The All Progressives Congress (APC) explains why it changed the date of its proposed national convention
- The APC says the June 2 date earlier fixed was affected by the ongoing Ramadan
- The new date was confirmed by the party's national publicity secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has given details of the circumstance that led to its decision to shift the date of its national convention from June 2 to June 23, saying the decision was affected by the Ramadan currently being observed by Muslim members.
The party had earlier sent the June 2 date notice to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Premium Times reports that many members of the APC reportedly pushed for the new date because of the ongoing Ramadan fast.
It was learnt that the national convention committee of the party chaired by the Governor of Jigawa state, Mohammed Abubakar, approved the new date.
Speaking during the inauguration of its sub-committees, Abubakar revealed the new date for the convention which was then confirmed by the party in a statement in the night of Thursday, May 24.
The statement signed by its national publicity secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi, added that the inauguration of new party executives will subsequently hold on June 25.
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“The All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled the national convention for Saturday, June 23. Inauguration of new party executives will subsequently hold on June 25,” the statement said.
Legit.ng earlier reported that President Muhammadu Buhari met with former governor of Edo state and major contender for the position of the national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Thursday, May 24, ahead of the party’s national convention.
The report stated that the closed-door meeting between the two politicians lasted about two hours and held inside the president’s office at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in Abuja.
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