Buhari, APC governors decide convention date today

President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors are scheduled to meet today, Sunday, to decide a definite date for the conduct of the upcoming party’s national convention.

The party is hoping that the date in February is still feasible, as it has come under pressure from the President to clean up its act or lose power to the main opposition party.

The APC governors Sunday meeting with the President may either make or mar the party.

Speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with the President, Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum (NGF) and governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, said the meeting will centre on the proposed date for the convention.

Gov. Lalong said that President Buhari’s admonition to the party that it risks losing power to the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), is a signal for the party to have a seamless convention so that it will not disintegrate.

He said the governors have now given the president the assurance that the convention will hold in February. According to him, the president’s warning is for the party to redouble its effort and do the right thing.

LaLong observed that as a political party, the APC is made up of different interests saying, what matters is that at the end of the day, is that they are able to elect their representatives.

The NGF Chairman argued that steps will be taken to address all the contending issues affecting the conduct of the convention.

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