APC Tentatively Sets Feb 19 As Date For Its National Convention

Although the date has not been communicated to other party members and stakeholders, it was however agreed to at the highest level of the party to hold the national convention on February 19, 2022.

The All Progressives Congress(APC) has tentatively set February 2022 as its date for National Convention.

According to a source,  although the date has not been communicated to other party members and stakeholders, it was however agreed to at the highest level of the party to hold the national convention on February 19, 2022.

Also, in what seemed like borrowing the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) template, the APC leadership has also agreed to swap positions of the sacked Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee of the party between the North and the South.

This, notwithstanding, the party leadership has remained silent on the presidential ticket, because according to sources, it was not yet a prerogative of the party.

However, on the choice of February 19 as the party’s best bet for the convention, a source hinted that since the primary election for the Ekiti State governorship election might likely be held around January 22, the party did not want the aftermath of the exercise to drag into the convention activities.

In other words, depending on the possible controversy that might trail the Ekiti governorship primary, especially, if there was a need for a rerun, the February 19 remained tentative as it could go a week before or after, technically.

Besides, since the original four-year term of the sacked Oshiomhole NWC was meant to end in February, the date, therefore, fits the party’s calendar for the national convention to elect new NWC members.
Consequently, the president was said to have approved the zoning of the chairmanship to the north, while the national secretary of the party has been zoned to the south.

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In a related development, the chairman of the Annual Public Lecture Summit of the APC Press Corps, Mr. Babatunde Ayeni, has said the event slated for 16th December 2021, would be chaired by the Chairman, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Governor of Yobe State, Mai Mala Buni.
Ayeni, in a statement issued yesterday said, the annual public lecture with the theme: “Towards Ensuring Enduring Democracy”, was a platform designed by the APC Press Corps to contribute to the intellectual development of the nation’s democracy.

Ayeni noted that a chieftain of the party and the Director-General of the Voice of Nigeria (VON), Mr. Osita Okechukwu, would deliver a keynote address titled: “APC Beyond 2023: The Tasks Ahead – The Role of Stakeholders.”

He said:

“The summit aims at providing workable templates for good governance and serves as a medium for deepening democratic norms and institutions by engaging key players in politics, public administration, academia, and economy.”

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