The All Progressives Congress has announced that the party’s congresses will start across the country from July 31.
This was revealed to AMILOADED in a letter dated July 11, 2021 and signed by the APC National Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni; and National Secretary, John Akpanuoedehe, and addressed to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission.
A copy of the letter with reference number APC/NHDQ/INEC/19/021/40 obtained by AMILOADED showed that the party will start with the ward congresses on July 31.
It will subsequently be followed with the local government and state congresses after the conclusion of the ward congresses.
The letter reads: “Further to our letter referenced APC/NHDOINEC/19/021/39 dated 6th July 2021 on the above subject, we write to please inform you that the Congresses will now commence on 31st July 2021 starting with the Ward Congress, Local Government and State Congress will follow sequentially upon the completion of the Ward Congress.”
The CECPC will meet on Tuesday to ratify dates for other congresses and propose a date for the national convention, which will be conveyed to President Muhammadu Buhari for approval.
AMILOADED reports the party on July 6, 2021, wrote INEC of its intention to shift the timeline for the conduct of its congresses and national convention.
The earlier timetable by the party had fixed sale of the nomination form for ward congress for 1st to 7th July; inauguration of Ward/LGA Congress Screening/Screening Appeal Committees for 10th July 2021; Ward Congress for 24th July, Local Government Congress for 14th August 2021 and the State Congress for 18th September 2021.
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