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Finally, APC Releases Congresses, Convention Schedule



After months of speculation and high-wired deliberations, the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) officially released the timetable for its congresses and national convention, yesterday.

The timetable as signed by the national organizing secretary, Osita Izunaso, shows that the party scheduled Ward Congresses for Wednesday, May 2, 2018; Local Government Congresses, Saturday, May 5, 2018; State Congresses, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 and National Convention, Monday, May 14, 2018.

However the notice of the time table to the Independent National  Electoral  Commission (INEC) as signed by the party’s national secretary, Mai Mala Buni had already been leaked in the social media of the proposed convention date.

In the correspondence with reference number “APC/NHDQ/INEC/19/018/010” titled “Notice of Conduct of Congresses/National Convention”, it stated that “We write to advise that our party is scheduled to conduct Ward, Local Government, State Congresses and National Convention to fill vacant offices arising from effusion of time or appointment into government offices, death and other reasons as stipulated in Article 17 of our Party’s Constitution.

“Please be informed that we also intend to conduct Special Local Government Congresses to elect delegates to our forthcoming National Convention.