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APC To Hold National Convention On February 26

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Olugbenga Ige
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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is reportedly considering planning to hold its national convention on February 26 and February 27.

Naija News gathered that the set date was picked by the APC governors during their meeting on Sunday and will be relayed to President Muhammadu Buhari before the end of the week.

However, the set date is subject to the final approval of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party led by the President.

A new National Working Committee (NWC) will be elected and inaugurated at the convention which brings an end to the tenure of the caretaker committee.

It was learned that the committee led by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State will set up a zoning committee on Wednesday ahead of the scheduled convention.

A party source disclosed that the zoning committee will be charged with zoning its national offices ahead of the 2023 general elections.

He asserted that if the chairmanship is zoned to the North, that may be the clearest indication that the South would produce the presidential candidate.

The convention has generated controversy in the ruling party with the director-general of the Progressives Governors Forum, Salihu Lukman, resigning from his position on Monday.

It was gathered that some governors elected on the platform on the party called for his resignation during their meeting held in Abuja on Sunday night.

Lukman had berated the ruling party for failing to set a date for the scheduled national convention, accusing the Buni-led caretaker committee of attempting to extend his tenure and delaying the convention.

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Olugbenga Ige