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Fresh crisis rock APC ahead 2023 elections

All seems not well in the ranks of the All Progressives Congress as the club’s earlier proposed national convention slated for September may not hold until much later in the year.

This is coming on the heels of the decision of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee, to postpone the party’s ward, local government area and state congresses indefinitely.

The congresses at the ward, LGA and state levels are required to elect delegates to vote in the national convention.

The decision to put the congresses on hold was contained in a letter dated July 6, 2021, signed by the Chairman and Secretary of the party, Governor Mai Mala Buni, and Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, respectively and addressed to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.

A copy of the letter which is in public space on Saturday read in part, “We refer to our letter reference number APC/NHDQ/INEC/19/021/20, dated 10, June, 2021, on the above subject and wish to inform the commission that the party has rescheduled its congresses and national convention to a later date which will be communicated to you.

“This serves as a formal notification pursuant to the provisions of section 85 of the Electoral Act (2010) as amended.

“While hoping to receive your cooperation, please accept the assurance of my highest esteem,” the party said.

The recently released APC timetable and schedule of activities by the party’s Director of Organization, Professor Al-Mustapha Ussiju Medaner, earlier announced that the sale of nomination forms would begin from 1st and end by July 7, 2021.

The party also announced July 10, 2021 as the date for the inauguration of ward/LGA congress screening/screening appeal committees.

Ward congresses were to begin on July 24, LGA congresses August 14, 2021, while state congresses were slated for September 18, 2021.’

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