Thursday, 23 September 2021 05:50

APC postpones state congresses, fixes new date

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All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced postponement of its state congresses.

In a notice issued on Wednesday, John Akpanudoedehe, national secretary of the APC caretaker committee, said state congresses will now be held on October 16.

“APC has rescheduled nationwide State congresses to Saturday, 16th October, 2021,” the secretary said.

“An updated timetable/schedule of activities and guidelines for the conduct of the state congresses will be released to the public in due course.”

No reason was given for why the congresses were shifted.

The ruling party had earlier fixed October 2 for the state congresses.

The party held its LGA congresses on September 4.

Before then, the ward congresses were held on July 31 across the country except in the federal capital territory (FCT), Bayelsa and Imo states.

With the state congresses imminent, the party is inching closer to its national elective convention.

Since the dissolution of the national working committee (NWC) led by Adams Oshiomhole, the former national chairman, in June 2020, a caretaker committee led by Mai Mala Buni, Yobe state governor, has been piloting the affairs of the party.

The Oshiomhole-led NWC was dissolved after a protracted leadership crisis.

The committee led by Buni was directed by the national executive committee (NEC) to organise a convention where substantive national officers of the party will be elected.


The Cable