By Ezeocha Nze
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced September 4 as date for its Local government congresses
The party had temporarily suspended its congresses, following the crisis that trailed the outcome of the Supreme court Judgment n Ondo governorship election as well as its Ward congresses.
The APC noted however that the Congresses were put on hold, so thstbitvwoukd receive the report off ts appeal committee that was put in place to address the petitions that trailed the ward congresses.
But in a statement signed Wednesday by the Secretary of the APC Caretaker and Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), senator John Akpanudedeghe, the party stated that its Congresses would resume on September 4, at the local government level.
“Pursuant to the provisions of Article 11:A sub-section (i-xiii), and Article 17(i) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Constitution, the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) has approved the guidelines and the conduct of Congresses across Local Government Areas (LGAs) stipulated in Sections 156 of the Electoral Act and in parts I & II of the first schedule of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended).
The notice noted that LGA Congresses (including 3-Man delegates to National Convention): will hold on4th September, 2021, while appeals arising from LGA Congresses will sit between 6th – 11th September, 2021.
“Nomination forms for the position of Local Government Chairman cost N25,000; Local Government Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer cost N15,000. Other Offices cost N10, 000.
“Female Aspirants and Physically Challenged Aspirants are to pay 50% of the prescribed fees for each position,” the statement noted