APC Set To Amend Own Constitution Two Weeks to National Convention

APC Set To Amend Own Constitution Two Weeks to National Convention

  • All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced plans to amend some sections of the its constitution
  • The ruling party made this known about two weeks to the national convention scheduled to hold on February 26
  • It said it arrived at the decision after considering the relevance of its constitution to the current realities within its fold

In what can be described as a strategic move, the ruling the All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to amend its constitution at the convention scheduled for February 26.

This was disclosed in a statement by John Akpanudoedehe, national secretary of APC caretaker committee, on Friday, February 11.

He said the party is seeking to replace the provision for board of trustees (BoT) in its constitution with “national advisory council”, The Cable reports.

APC set to amend own constitution
All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced plans to amend some sections of the its constitution. Photo: Mala Buni
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Akpanudoedehe said the party is also proposing the creation of “zonal congresses” and new organs.

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The statement read:

“In accordance with Article 30 (iii) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Constitution, the Governor Mai Mala Buni-chaired Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) has served a notice of proposed amendments to the party’s constitution on members of the National convention,” he said.
“Article 30 (iii) stipulates that the notice is served at least 14 days before the date of the National Convention at which the proposed amendments is to be considered.
“APC Constitution 2014 has been in effect for almost eight years and together with judgments from courts of competent jurisdiction, administrative experiences have revealed flaws in the Constitution. It became imperative to conduct a review of the Party’s Constitution.
“The Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee established a Constitution Review Committee under the chairmanship of Prof. Tahir Mamman OON, SAN to thoroughly review the Constitution in accordance with Article 30 which provides for Constitutional amendments.

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“The committee adopted an all-inclusive approach which led to the draft proposals.
“Broadly, the amendment proposals address the following; clarify ambiguities in the constitution, fill gaps that became apparent, recognize and expand platforms for participation of critical groups such as women, youth, and persons with disabilities.
“Replace the Board of Trustees (BoT) under a new title called National Advisory Council with streamlined memberships and clear powers and functions, create zonal congresses, clarify powers of National Executive Committee (NEC) and National Working Committee (NWC).
“Clearer accountability by organs of the party, new organs for efficient administration of the party, fair distribution of income between national and sub-national organs and clarify disciplinary procedures and powers.”

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Wike made this statement on Wednesday, February 9, while responding to questions from newsmen within the premises of Plateau State High Court in Jos, where the fraud trial of former governor of Plateau state, Jonah Jang, was heard.

He told journalists when the court session went on break that it is obvious the APC and the Federal Government have failed to bring to an end the needless killings in Plateau and other parts of the country.

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Earlier, Nyesom Wike had called on the PDP to forget about winning the 2023 presidential election without unity.

Governor Wike on Monday, February 7, stated that the PDP should first deal with the issue of unity before planning to wrest power from the APC.

The Rivers leader opined that beyond the question of zoning, the party must work together to ensure its victory in 2023.

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