Tension as APC Governors Split Over February National Convention Date
- There have been disagreements between members of the APC on whether the national convention should be postponed or held in February
- The bickering among party stakeholders has now divided governors who were supposed to meet and decide on a substantive date for the party’s convention
- Emerging reports indicate that the meeting which is expected to put a specific date to the APC convention will now hold on Wednesday, January 12
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A report by Daily Trust on Tuesday, January 11, indicates that the national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) slated for February has caused division among governors.
Recall that the party decided to meet on Sunday, January 9, to decide a substantive date for the party’s national convention after agreeing to hold the event next month.
A source speaking to the news publication in an interview on Monday, January 10, revealed that the bickering and division among the governors led to the postponement of their meeting.
According to the source, the governors who belong to different blocs in APC were divided while others were opposed to the proposed February convention.
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He said the governors were supposed to meet and decide on the matter on Sunday, but failed to do so because of a lack of a united front.
It was gathered that APC governors would meet on Wednesday, January 12, to take a position on the convention and make a presentation to President Muhammadu Buhari for a way forward.
We weren't invited to APC govs' meeting
Legit.ng previously reported that although the APC scheduled governors' meeting was not held on Sunday, January 9, some chieftains of the ruling party have said that they did not get any invitation to the meeting.
One of those claiming this is Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo state who spoke with New Telegraph on Monday, January 10.
Also, the secretary of the APC caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee, Senator John Akpanudoudehe, stated that he knew nothing about the said meeting.
Convention must hold before presidential primary
Meanwhile, there has been disquiet among the ranks and files of the ruling APC concerning the party's proposed national convention.
The chairman of the Northern Governors Forum (NGF) and governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong, met with the president at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja, on Friday, January 7.
Lalong while speaking with State House Correspondents said the APC governors would insist that the national convention holds before the presidential primary.