By Jide Orintunsin, Abuja
It is unclear whether the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) will hold its National Convention as planned.
The party’s Ordinary Emergency Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) failed to prepare a schedule of congresses on Thursday and announce the date of the expected congress.
After a three-hour meeting of the CEC held at the party’s Abuja headquarters yesterday, the time and schedule of congresses from the chamber to the zonal levels were approved.
However, the meeting did not think of a date for the National Congress.
CECPC Secretary, Senator John Akpanduoehehe, told reporters that the ad hoc committee had approved the congressional timetable and directed the organization’s director, Prof. Al-Mustspha Ussiju Medaner, to publish a detailed timetable.
Akpanduoehehe said: “The relevant committee has reviewed and approved the long-awaited timetable for our Congresses. The director of the organization will inform you (reporters) about the schedule and schedule of the congresses. ”
An interesting source at the meeting said that the Interim Committee was only concentrating and discussing in the zonal-level congresses of the chambers.
The source said: “The Commissioner appointed the chamber congresses to the regional congress between late July and October. The meeting remained silent on the National Convention.
“But in hindsight, the earliest time the National Convention can hold is towards the end of the year, perhaps the end of November or the first week of December.”
Akpanduoehehe recently said that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, provincial governors and some critical stakeholders will determine the date of the National Convention.
The party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) on December 8, 2020 extended the mandate of the Commission, ending the mandate of the Committee headed by Mai Mala Buni and giving implementation of the National Convention until June 30, 2021. new National Working Committee (NWC) for the party.
The NWC, led by Adams Oshiomhole, was disbanded at an emergency NEC meeting on June 25 last year and paved the way for the inauguration of the 13-member Commission of Trustees, chaired by Yobe State Governor.
Membership submits a note to the appeal panel
Yesterday, the CEC received the Report of the Membership Registration and Reassessment Appeals Committee.
The panel warned that there were crisis pockets in Kwara, Imo, Rivers and Ogun provinces.
Victor Giadom, secretary of the committee and former national chairman of the party that presented the report, welcomed the APC leadership for starting the registration and re-approval of membership.
“It was a development that gave members a real sense of belonging,” Giadom said.
He also said the training gave APC members party ownership.
“Most of the complaints sent to the committee were minor, but there is a need to look into the issues raised in Kwara, Ogun, Imo and Rivers provinces,” Giadom said.
Appreciating the committee’s commitment and commitment, Bunin said he would study the party’s report and act in the party’s interests.
He said: The party will consider each issue raised based on the recommendations of the committee and their priorities.
“It is the responsibility of all of us to rebuild and relocate this party in order to remain the leading political party in Nigeria.”