APC calls for unity before national convention, 2023 elections

APC calls for unity before national convention, 2023 elections

- The APC is moving on with unity as it prepares for its national convention and the 2023 polls

- The ruling party says the ongoing reconciliation within its fold is ongoing and progressing well

- A statement from the party's spokesman highlighted many of the efforts aimed at getting the party back on track

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared that the internal party crisis that rocked the party before the emergence of the caretaker Committee distracted public attention from appreciating the achievements of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government.

The party said the current administration was delivering on APC’s three critical electoral promises – fighting corruption, security, and revamping the economy.

In a statement signed by its deputy national publicity secretary Yekini Nabena, on Sunday, November 8, the APC called on its members nationwide to support Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC).

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APC calls for unity before national convention, 2023 elections

Governor Buni has been hailed for steadying the ship of the party since coming on board. Photo credit: @OfficialAPCNg
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The statement urged party members to ensure that the ongoing national reconciliation process being undertaken by the CECPC is sustained, successful, and continues to yield results.

Part of the statement read:

“The APC must not go into a national convention, and indeed a general election in crisis. We should take it one step at a time and ensure that the ongoing national reconciliation process being undertaken by the CECPC is sustained, successful, and continue to yield results.”

Nabena said the planned nationwide registration, update, revalidation of the party's membership register will undoubtedly cement the APC’s political and numerical status as Nigeria’s largest political party.

He stated further:

“The CECPC has resuscitated the party’s internal dispute resolution mechanisms and has set up reconciliation committees for Oyo, Edo, Ondo, Imo, Ogun, Ekiti among other states chapters with reported disputes.
“The committees are already meeting with the key stakeholders in the various states and have achieved substantial reconciliation in many states.”
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Meanwhile, the Benue state chapter of the APC has given Okpoku Ogenyi up to 24 hours to withdraw some allegations he made against Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee or be sanctioned.

Ogenyi who is a member of the party from Benue state had addressed a press conference where he made some allegations against the party leadership.

But in a statement signed on Saturday, November 7 by the Benue state chairman of the party Comrade Abba Yaro, he described Ogenyi as an impostor and a hired fifth-columnist.

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