APC Suspends Scheduled February National Convention, Releases New 'Deadline'

APC Suspends Scheduled February National Convention, Releases New 'Deadline'

  • The crisis between party bigwigs within the All Progressives Congress is causing more harm than good
  • The party's national convention which was expected to hold in February 2022 has been postponed to June 2022
  • According to the party, the postponement would help it resolve all the crisis brewing between aggrieved members

The All Progressives Congress has suspended its planned national convention scheduled to take place in February.

Sun reports that the party crisis has continued to deepen with some governors accused of hijacking plans for the national convention.

The party's decision to move the national convention to June follows several litigations and animosity building up between members of the APC leadership.

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The APC has set a new deadline for its national convention Photo: APC Nigeria
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A source said that postponing the national convention until June will give the party more time to settle the major internal crisis within the APC.

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The source said the caretaker committee for the national convention is currently working with key stakeholders within the APC to ensure that all aggrieved factions are reconciled.

He said:

"There are behind-the-scenes efforts to make sure the convention is held as soon as possible, though it is no longer feasible for next month.”
“You can imagine, before you resolve the ward congresses that are being challenged now, then, you have to resolve that of the local governments and then, the state congresses and the fourth one is the national convention."

The source added that should the party fail to resolve the crisis, its performance at the 2023 general elections outing would be affected.

Southeast APC governor joins 2023 presidential race

The governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, has announced his intention to contest for president on the platform of the APC in 2023.

Umahi disclosed his intention on Tuesday, January 11, after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Ebonyi governor's announcement comes about 24 hours after the APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, also declared his interest in the 2023 presidency.

Hoodlums Bathe Popular APC Chieftain With Acid

The police command in Adamawa has confirmed an attack on Fawas Mohammed, an APC chieftain.

Fawas and four other persons were attacked with acid by some persons described as political thugs in the state capital.

As claimed by Mohammed, one of the victims was severely injured during the attack and is being attended to in a specialist hospital.

Source: Legit.ng

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