- No fewer than 7,000 delegates will be ratifying President Muhammadu Buhari's nomination as APC candidate for the 2019 presidential election
- According to Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno state, the delegates will be ratifying Buhari's nomination at the party's presidential convention
- The party will be holding its presidential convention on Saturday, October 6
The All Progressives Congress (APC), has said no fewer than 7,000 delegates will on Saturday, at the Eagle Square, ratify the nomination of President Muhammadu Buhari as the party’s Presidential candidate for 2019 election.
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno and deputy chairman of the APC presidential convention planning committee made this known while briefing newsmen on the party’s preparations ahead of Saturday’s convention in Abuja, NAN reports.
Legit.ng gathers that Shettima said the delegates were drawn from the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
He disclosed that the convention committee on security was working closely with security agencies to ensure a hitch-free exercise.
Shettima, who said that the convention would commence at 2.00pm, added that its transport committee was making arrangements to reduce to the barest minimum, inconveniences it might cause Abuja residents.
He said: “We moved the convention time from 9.00 a.m to 2.00 p.m deliberately to accommodate delegates that are coming from far and near.
“Incidentally, people from Kogi for instance, can leave and be in Abuja within three hours, but believe me, all our delegates will be on ground by 2.00 p.m."
Shettima stressed that the presidential convention was to ratify the nomination of President Buhari as the APC presidential candidate for the 2019 election.
He said: “Let me assure you that the nomination and ratification of the candidacy of President Buhari is a commitment to service, progress and quality change.
“The convention is a special one for the emergence of our presidential flag bearer; no other issue will be tabled.
“In subsequent conventions, and the National Working Committee (NWC) and National Executive Committee (NEC) meetings, other issues can be discussed and sorted out."
The committee deputy chairman, while speaking on the challenges that followed the party’s primaries in some states of the federation, said the NWC was working round the clock to ensure that the issues were amicably resolved..
He said: “Despite some of the problems we have encountered during the primaries in our various states, the NWC is working assiduously to resolve all the issues. It is a family quarrel, and we are going to sort things out amicably."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that President Muhammadu Buhari said he was the only one contesting for the presidency in 2019 in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The president made the comment during an interactive session with the Nigerian community in the United States.
The president reportedly stated: “I am the only one contesting for presidency in APC, those who wanted to contest against me left for other parties, but I will meet them there.”
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