- There are indications that the ruling APC's convention may not hold again in June
- Governor Mai Mala Buni-led caretaker committee of the party is expected to organise the national convention in June
- But the report noted that some top members of the party said the convention would be postponed
A report by The Punch suggests that the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC), earlier projected to hold in June, may be postponed.
Legit.ng gathered that the newspaper said a top-ranking member of the national caucus of the party confirmed the new development in Abuja on Monday, March 22.
According to the report, a source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, explained that party leaders at various levels were fully aware of the development, which he said would be formally communicated soon.
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Legit.ng recalls that the National Executive Committee meeting presided over by the President Muhammadu Buhari had on December 8, 2020, granted a six-month tenure extension to the Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary National Convention Planning Committee.
The newspaper also said that a top-ranking caucus member of the party said in Abuja that the unprecedented interest shown by “enthusiastic Nigerians” in the ongoing membership registration prompted the party to extend the time for the exercise.
The caucus member also said the decision was informed by the need to resolve the litigation in the Rivers state chapter and reconcile aggrieved party members.
It was reported that the former governor spoke to reporters shortly after he was hosted by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside a former speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole.
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