- The All Progressives Congress (APC) said it will hold its 2nd National Convention in April
- The party in a statement released by Bolaji Abdullahi the national publicity secretary said the processes leading to the National Convention, would commence with the Congress to fill some of the vacant positions in the states
- The last APC national convention was held in Lagos in 2014
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Wednesday, January 18, said it will hold its 2nd National Convention in April.
The party in a statement released by Bolaji Abdullahi the national publicity secretary in Abuja, explained that the decision was taken, following the meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party on Wednesday in Abuja.
He also added that the processes leading to the National Convention, would commence with the Congress to fill some of the vacant positions in the states.
Abdullahi said: “The vacancies to be filled occurred principally from political appointments, deaths and resignations.”
“The congress to fill the vacancies will be followed closely by another congress to nominate delegates into the mid-term non-elective convention of the party.”
Abdullahi further added that after the Congresses, the National Caucus Meeting will be held and then the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the party.
The last APC national convention which was held in Lagos in 2014, produced former Governor of Edo State, Chief John Odigie Oyegun, as the national chairman of the party and former governor of Ekiti state, Chief Segun Oni, as the deputy national chairman (South).
Meanwhile, APC has described Tuesday’s accidental bombing of an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Rann, Borno state as regrettable,
The party's spokesman, in a statement offered “deep condolences to the families of IDPs and humanitarian aid workers affected by the unfortunate accident”.
APC sympathising with the Borno State government, prayed God to grant the souls of the dead eternal rest and the injured speedy and full recovery. “Although Tuesday’s accident is regrettable, the Party urges humanitarian aid agencies not to be deterred in their noble and selfless mission to bring succour to the IDPs in the Northeast.
“We also urge the Nigerian military to remain focussed on its ongoing final mop-up operation of Boko Haram terrorists in the North East so that inhabitants of the insurgency-ravaged areas can quickly return safely to their normal and productive lives”, APC advised.