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National convention: APC govs finally regain ‘firm control’ with delegates' sponsorship

National convention: APC govs finally regain ‘firm control’ with delegates' sponsorship

- APC governors have finally regained firm control of delegates ahead of national convention

- The ruling APC is holding its national convention to elect new executives today, Saturday, June 23

- It was gathered that there had been fears that the governors had lost grounds in deciding who becomes what in response to the parallel congresses held in many states

The twenty-four governors under the platform of All Progressives Congress (APC) from across the country have regained firm control of the party following their ability to field all the nearly 8000 delegates that would participate in the party's national convention holding today, Saturday, June 23.

Daily Trust reports that the governors on Friday, June 22, had settled the allowances of the delegates and camped them in well-furnished hotels in Abuja and they would be taken directly to the Eagle Square this morning, June 23.

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Legit.ng gathered that many hotels at the Central Business district, Jabi and other locations were a beehive of activities as their rooms were fully booked.

It was gathered that initially, there were fears that the governors had lost grounds in deciding who becomes what in response to the parallel congresses held in many states.

The choice of comrade Adams Oshiomhole as the preferred chairmanship candidate of the party was another factor that made analysts insinuate that the governors were not in charge.

The governors had wanted chief John Odigie Oyegun- led NWC to continue for one year.

But during their meeting Wednesday, June 20, at the Imo state government lodge, they regained lost ground and consolidated their firm control of the party by ensuring that only their preferred candidates would emerge as members of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.

“Even Rochas Okorocha who was thought to have lost out of the APC politics in the southeast has recovered.

“As their chairman, the APC governors insisted that they must not allow Okorocha to be humiliated, saying an injury to him is an injury to all of them. Wait and see, it is his candidates that would emerge as NWC members representing the southeast,” a source at the APC national secretariat was quoted to have said.

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