By Omeiza Ajayi
ABUJA – The All Progressives Congress APC has released a time table for its National Convention and Congresses.
APC NCW and Governors : From right, Chairman Progressives Governors Forum / Imo state Governor, Rochas Okorocha, National Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, Chairman Nigeria Governor’s Forum, Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State and Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibukunle Amosun, during All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors meeting with National Working Committee at the Party’s National Secretariat in Abuja yesterday . Photo by Gbemiga Olamikan
According to the timetable released by the Party’s National Organising Secretary, Osita Izunaso, APC confirmed that the national Convention will hold on May 14, 2018.
The Ward Congresses have been scheduled for May 2 while the local government congresses hold on May 5.
The State Congresses will hold on May 9.
The party had earlier written the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC seeking its presence during the said events.
In the letter signed by its scribe, Mai Mala Buni, APC said the convention and congresses have become necessary “to fill vacant offices arising from effusion (sic) of time or appointments into government offices, death and other reasons as stipulated in Article 17 of our party constitution”.
Requesting INEC to arrange to monitor the said events, APC also informs the electoral body of its decision to conduct “special local government congresses” to elect delegates for its national convention.
Since its last convention in 2014, APC has failed to hold its national convention, an event constitutionally fixed for every two years.Related