APC set to hold National Congress, Convention


The Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is set to release the timetable for the conduct of congresses and the National Convention of the party before the end of the week.

A source who spoke on the condition of anonymity told The Vent Republic: “I can tell you that the coming weeks are loaded for the Caretaker Committee. They (Caretaker Committee) are to release the timetable for congresses and the National Convention after the Sallah break.

“Already, the list of various committees and sub-committees for the congresses and the national convention has been drawn. This will also be released after the necessary consultations may have been concluded by the party with those to serve on the committees.”

Giving an insight into the schedule for the congresses and the National Convention, the source added: “The tentative arrangement is for the ward, local government and state congresses to hold within the first two weeks of June, while the National Convention is billed for the last weekend of the month.

“In the weeks ahead, the Caretaker Committee will be receiving reports of the just concluded nationwide membership registration, revalidation and update exercise from the Governor Abubakar Sani Bello Committee while the Prof. Tahir Mamman led Constitution Review Committee will also be submitting its report.”

This development has foreclosed all speculations that the Caretaker Committee may be spoiling for another tenure extension.

For members of a pressure group in the party, The Concerned APC Members, the release of the timetable and other activities that will lead to the conduct of the congresses and the national convention were long overdue.

The Bauchi based spokesperson for the group, Comrade Abdullahi Dauda, in a telephone interview on Saturday, said party members had been expecting the timetable.

“The fact is many party members have been expecting the timetable since President Muhammadu Buhari told the Caretaker Committee that he will not sit in any meeting for tenure extension for the Mai Mala Buni led Committee. We learnt that Baba’s decision may have forced them to act.”

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