APC begins process to elect new leadership

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has started the process to elect a new leadership.

Information emerged that the party has submitted a 21-day notice to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a requirement for the conduct of congresses and national convention.

Time table for ward, local government and states congresses, as well as the national convention might be rolled out before the end of the week.

The list of the convention committee would also be announced soon and Governor Muhammadu Badaru Abubakar of Jigawa State might be named as chairman.

Ward congresses are expected to hold in the first week of May, while local government, state and finally the national convention would follow, including opportunities for objections and petitions as the elections progresses.

National Secretary of the party, Alhaji Maimala Buni, said the party had executed the first most important step towards conducting the elections, which is giving INEC 21 day ultimatum.

“Yes, we have issued the ultimatum which is a great success and so many things are being perfected,” he told Daily Trust.

On the exact day the time table would be released, Maimala said, “I can’t talk on that now but we are definitely working on it. It would be released soon.”

Meanwhile, the outgoing leadership headed by John Odigie-Oyegun require a waiver to re-contest.

However, many top chieftains of the party, including Senator Shehu Sani, are against him.

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