APC consults with Buhari on Convention date

The National Caretaker and Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said it is consulting with President Muhammadu Buhari on a possible date for the party’s National Convention

The caretaker committee, which was inaugurated on June 25, 2020 with an initial six months mandate to conduct the party’s Convention for the election of its new National Working Committee (NWC) was later granted another six months extention to enable it more time to complete it’s program

As the mandate ends by June 25, 2021, the APC leadership has indicated that that it has submitted it’s proposed time table for the convention to President Muhammadu Buhari’

The party also noted that the President will determine when the National convention will hold

Confirming the development to journalists at the end of their meeting late Wednesday in Abuja, Chairman Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF) Abubakar Bagudu of Kebbi State said the chairman of the party’s Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, told the meeting the timetable for Congresses and National Convention are currently before President Buhari.

It would be recalled that Secretary of the Caretaker Committee, Senator John James Akpanduoehehe, had earlier said that President Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, APC Governors and critical stakeholders will determine the date for the Convention.

Bagudu said: “There is a proposal before Mr. President and once he approves it, the National Caretaker Committee will announce the date.”

The Kebbi State governor stated further that the forum has considered the timetable as proposed by the Committee, adding that it has also made some inputs so that the exercise will comply with Electoral Law and the Constitution of the party.

“We considered the timetable and we have made some inputs particularly to comply with the Electoral Law and the party’s constitution. Remember we governors are just one organ of the party (though a very important organ).”

“There is a proposal before Mr. President and once he approves it, the National Caretaker Committee will announce the date.”

He however added the Forum advised the Caretaker Committee “to ensure that they consult with all, so that at the end of the day, the final output will be such that all party members will be happy.”

He also noted that the Forum passed a vote of confidence on the Gov. Buni- led National Caretaker Committee, stressing that they have recorded several progress for the APC within its one year in office

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