Just In: APC Makes U-Turn, Announces New Date for National Convention

Just In: APC Makes U-Turn, Announces New Date for National Convention

  • Few hours after suspending its national convention indefinitely, the ruling APC has made a U-turn by announcing a new date
  • Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, the secretary of the APC caretaker committee, said the convention will now hold on Saturday, March 26
  • The convention had been previously scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 26, before the postponement

FCT, Abuja - The Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has picked Saturday, March 26, 2022, for its national convention.

Daily Trust reported that the secretary of the caretaker committee, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, made the announcement at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja after a closed-door meeting which lasted several hours.

National Convention: APC Announces March 22 as New Date
The All Progressives Congress (APC) said March 26, 2022, is the new date for its national convention. Photo credit: All Progressives Congress - APC
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Akpanudoedehe said the preparation for the national convention will commence on Thursday, February 24.

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He said the zonal congresses will hold before the national convention.

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Legit.ng had earlier reported that the ruling APC postponed indefinitely the exercise which had been initially scheduled for Saturday, February 26.

The previous decision was disclosed in a letter dated Monday, February 21, and sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The letter signed by the chairman and secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, and Senator Akpanudoedehe indicates that this notice superseded the earlier notice for the convention.

APC convention: Respect party supremacy, Nabena tells aggrieved chieftains

In another report, the former deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Hon. Yekini Nabena, has sounded a note of caution to some members he described as "fifth columnists and their sponsors" against the national leadership of the ruling party.

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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.

Group warns APC members not to elect EFCC-indicted ex-governors as chairman

Also on the APC convention, the South-South Emerging Leaders' Forum has warned members of the APC not to elect some former governors and individuals in the race who have been indicted for some financial crimes by anti-corruption agencies.

In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Wednesday, January 19, the national coordinator of the group, Barrister Preye Wilson, warned that the ruling party does not need a national chairman that will be dragging in and out of the anti-corruption agencies' offices to explain their dealings in the past.

Barrister Wilson said it is time for the ruling party to deviate from past experiences of electing a former governor as national chairman.

Source: Legit.ng

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