APC fixes June 2 for elective national convention

APC NEC, national caucus meet in Abuja

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally fixed June 2 for the holding of its long-awaited national convention.

The party’s National Publicity Secretary, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, announced the date while speaking on a Rockcity FM News programme: “Daybreak Show”.

The outgoing national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, according to him, will not likely seek re-election at the proposed national convention.

The APC national spokesman, also explained that only former Edo State governor, Adams Oshiomhole, had indicated interest in contesting for the post of national chairman at the national convention.

Abdullahi said that as from Tuesday, the appeal committee will begin considering the complaints from the congresses held so far, ahead of the state congress coming up on Saturday.

On the violence recorded during the APC ward and local government areas congresses, the party’s national spokesman, explained that the congresses served as a testing ground for the party.

The congresses, according to Abdullahi, will enabled APC leadership to know areas it will worked upon, ahead of the 2019 polls.

Abdullahi also spoke on the crisis that rocks the holding of the APC congresses in Imo State, asking the state governor, Rochas Okorocha, to resolve it and stop blaming other people for the crisis.

The governor had accused the APC national working committee, led by Oyegun, of interfering in the conduct of the congress, and threatened to expose corruption in the committee.

Abdullahi asked the governor to stop dragging the committee into the crisis, and challenge him to prove his alleged corruption in APC leadership.

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