The All Progressives Congress (APC) has announced Saturday, September 4, 2021, for the conduct of its local government congress.
The Secretary of the party’s Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Senator John James Akpanudoedehe in a terse statement on Wednesday in Abuja disclosed that the sale of forms for the congress has already begun.
The congress will bring the ruling party closer to the conduct of a national convention where elected officers can be chosen to replace the existing caretaker committee led by Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni.
Meanwhile, a leadership advocacy group, Not Too Young To Perform, has urged the All Progressives Congress, APC, to pick a youth to succeed Governor Mai Mala Buni as its next national chairman.
The APC had tentatively fixed the first week of September for the commencement of congresses leading to its elective convention where the Buni-led Caretaker Committee of the party will be replaced with substantive national officers.
Against that background, the group stated that if the contributions of youths were being recognized across the world, they should be a force to reckon with at home.
It made the appeal for a youth to replace Buni as APC chairman in a statement issued by its national coordinator, James Ezema, to journalists in Abuja on Wednesday.
Ezema also noted President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption, and argued that it must also cascade to his party with the election of a young, incorruptible person as its next national chairman.