The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has notified the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) that its nationwide congresses will commence from July.
The date for the party congresses is contained in a letter dated 11th of July, 2021 and signed by the National Party Chairman and Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni along with the party’s Secretary, John James Akpanudoedehe.
He said president Buhari has approved the timetable for the party congresses.
His words: “President Muhammadu Buhari approved the review of the timelines available to the Party Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC)”.
According to the timetable, ward congresses will be held nationwide on July 24, local government congresses will take place on August 14 while state congresses are billed to hold on September 18, 2021.
According to Akpanudoedehe, “the caretaker committees’ tenure at each level from ward, local government, state and national will end immediately after elections are conducted at their respective levels and the elected officers will take an immediate oath in other to take charge of office.
The letter read in part:
“On the 24th July, 2021 shall be a Ward congresses while 14th August, 2021 is slated for Local government congresses and State congresses will hold on 18th September, 2021.”
Akpanudoedehe said the other party members of the committee along with the Chairman include, Senator Ken Nnamani, Governor Isiaka Oyetola (Osun), Senator Abubakar Yusuf, Chief David Lyon, Mr. Ismail Ahmed, Mrs. Stella Oketete, Prof. Tahir Mamman, and Governor Abubakar Sani Bello (Niger).
The caretaker committee of the party was inaugurated in June 2020 with a six month’s tenure but got its tenure extended to conduct a fresh national convention on two occasions.
Sources told Nigerdeltaconnect that the Party Chairman, Mai Mala Buni informed President Buhari that the Caretaker Committee had worked very hard, leading the party to participate in all political activities and in all of them the party gave a good account of itself.