- The Governor Mai Mala-Buni caretaker committee of the All Progressives Congress has been commended for postponing the national convention
- The commendation was handed to the committee by Concerned APC Stakeholders Forum, a pressure group within the APC
- According to the group, the postponement of the convention is in the interest of every member and stakeholder of the party
In reaction to the postponement of the national convention of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), a pressure group within the party known as Concerned APC Stakeholders Forum (CASF), has expressed satisfaction with the development.
The governor Mai Buni led Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), had after an extensive stakeholders' meeting, transmitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), about its plan to reschedule the party's convention.
This move by the committee would mean that the national convention would now take place on Saturday, March 26, instead of the planned national convention for this Saturday, February 26.
Abdulkadir Suleiman, the executive secretary of CASF, in a statement hailed the decision of the CECPC, describing it as a "right direction" for the party.
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A commendation for President Muhammadu Buhari
The statement which was seen by Legit.ng also commended President Muhammadu Buhari for always giving a who wants to see the APC continue his legacies in office after 2023.
While throwing its weight behind the zonal congresses scheduled for March 26 across the country, the group said that it would have been disastrous and a breach of the party's constitution, if the national convention was allowed to hold before the zonal congress.
The group said:
"It is like putting the cart before the horse. How on earth would they even be thinking of having the national convention before the zonal congress?
"It is embedded in our constitution that, there shall be offices which should be held by zonal officers and it is only the zonal congress that can produce them."
The party conducted ward congress, local government congress and the state, where officers were elected into their respective offices.
It said jumping the zonal congress for national convention is akin to jumping the gun, and we are happy that the CECPC has retraced its steps and has moved the party back in the right direction.
No date has been fixed for the postponed national convention yet.
APC postpones scheduled February national convention indefinitely
The All Progressives Congress has suspended its planned national convention scheduled to take place on February 26.
The ruling party made this known in a letter written to the Independent National Electoral Commission.
According to the letter signed by the chairman of the caretaker committee, zonal congresses will now be held on March 26.
APC convention: Respect party supremacy
Meanwhile, the deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Hon. Yekini Nabena sounded a note of caution to some members he described as "fifth columnists and their sponsors" against the national leadership of the ruling party.
He described the recent activities of some APC members as an act of insubordination against the party leadership.
Nabena said those sponsoring campaigns of calumny on national television and in other media platforms against APC national leadership should know that national convention will come and go but the damage they would have cost the party's image will remain.