APC National Convention to hold February 2022

APC National Convention to hold February 2022

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has tentatively scheduled its national convention to sometime in February 2022.

This was disclosed to State House Correspondents on Monday by Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Governor Atiku Bagudu after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Bagudu met the President with the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC Governor Mai Mala Buni and his Jigawa counterpart, Mohammed Badaru.

The meeting with APC Governors was preceded by another meeting, also behind closed-door, with Senate President Ahmad Lawan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

According to Bagudu, the governors resolved that the convention should hold in February 2022 and the same suggestion was proposed to the President for approval.

He, however, stated that that party’s leadership has yet to decide on a specific date to conduct its national convention.

According to him, the party would notify the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) while it works out a timetable.

Governor Buni took over the APC leadership in June 2020 following the dissolution of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) led by former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Amid the crisis that hit the party at the national level at the time, the APC National Executive Council met and resolved to dissolve the NWC based on the recommendations of the President.

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The party, thereafter, appointed Governor Buni to head the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), and he was immediately sworn in by the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami.

While addressing party leaders at the meeting, President Buhari had called for the immediate suspension of all pending litigations involving the APC and its members.

He informed party chieftains at the meeting that mutating disagreements could lead to the self-destruction of the party with dire consequences.

The caretaker committee was directed to take over the leadership of the APC pending when a convention would be conducted to elect a new set of national officers of the ruling party.

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