- Nigeria's ruling political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), began its screening exercise for aspirants ahead of the national convention
- The exercise, according to a notice sent via the party's Facebook page, is to commence on Saturday, March 19
- The APC informed all aspirants to appear before its screening committee on Saturday 3 pm at the NICCON Luxury Hotel, in Abuja
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has started its screening exercise of some aspirants for various elective offices in the National Working Committee (NWC), ahead of the forthcoming national convention.
This crucial update was shared on the Facebook page of Buhar Sallau, a presidential media aide, on Saturday, March 19.
The Governor Aminu Bello Masari-led committee of the APC's 2022 national convention which made the announcement in a video on Saturday, said the exercise will be conducted in two batches: Saturday and Sunday, March 20, The Nation reports.
PAY ATTENTION: Join Legit.ng Telegram channel! Never miss important updates!
APC, therefore, urged all aspirants for zonal offices to appear before the committee by 3 pm at NICCON Luxury Hotel, in Abuja.
The notice stated that aspirants for the national chairman and those of other National Working Committee positions are expected to be screened on Sunday.
The appeal committee will address any petition that may arise from the screening on Monday, March 21.
Courti issues fresh order on APC national convention
Justice Bello Kawu on Friday, March 18, held that a member of a political party cannot sue the party.
He said the order of November 18, 2021, has been overtaken by a recent Supreme Court judgment on a similar matter.
Legit.ng gathered that an aggrieved member of the APC, Hon. Salisu Umoru, had sought to restrain the APC, Governor Buni and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from organising any convention until the determination of his suit.
Vacating the order, the court fixed Wednesday, March 30 for the substantive suit filed by Umoru.
The application seeking to set aside the November 18, 2021 ruling of the court restraining the convention was earlier stalled after two lawyers, Shuaibu Aruwan (SAN) and Michael Adoyi, both announced appearances for the APC.