APC to hold Congresses, Convention in May

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The All Progressive Congress, APC, will hold its congresses and convention in May, The Sun claimed.

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The paper reported that the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party has drawn up a time-table for the programmes, and forwarded it to the Independent Electoral Commission, INEC.

It explained that in the said time-table, ward congresses are scheduled for May 2, councils, May 5, and  states on May 7, with the national convention slated for around mid-May.

Citing anonymous source, the report said the time-table was causing ripples among the party members as some were against it on account that the programmes are coming up too soon.

It added that opponents of the time-table, believed it was designed to achieve a set objective of the makers, which allegedly was to leave the party with no option than to affirm the continuation of those  in office.       with.

“It is true that the timetable has been forwarded to INEC, but most of us have no idea how they came about it. What we are hearing is that they want to release it close to the election dates, so that, in the end, they will come up with excuses that there are no logistics to go ahead with the congresses and, therefore, the party should opt for affirmation.

“The moves to have us go for affirmation is simply to return all the members of excos, which, to some of us, is getting tenure elongation through the backdoor. I say so because if we do transparent congresses and convention, most of these people cannot return. And they know it,” the paper quoted the source as saying.


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