Thursday, May 19, 2022

APC Postpones National Convention Indefinitely, Picks 26th March for Zonal Congresses

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) have postponed it’s February 26 national convention, indefinitely.

The Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party has instead notified the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC of its decision to conduct zonal congresses in March.

This was disclosed in a letter dated 21st February and addressed to the INEC Chairman and jointly signed by Governor Buni and the National Secretary, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe.

In the letter, the CECPC said;

“This notice supersedes our earlier notice for National Convention referenced APC/NHDQ/INEC/019/22/14 this is predicated on the evaluation of our Party Constitution.

“In furtherance to Article 85 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) and compliance with Section 12:6 of our Party Constitution we hereby write to notify the Commission that our great Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled to hold its Zonal Congresses on Saturday 26th March, 2022.

“Kindly arrange for your officials to monitor the exercise accordingly.

However, the CECPC fixed the 26th of March for its Zonal Congresses.

This was contained in a letter signed by the CECPC’s Secretary and Chairman, Senator John Akpanudohedehe and Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and addressed to the Independent National Electoral Commission.

The party added that the new notice superseded its earlier notice for its National Convention slated for the 26th of February.

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