The ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC), has tentatively scheduled its national convention to sometime in February, 2022.
President Buhari approved Feb. 2022 for the conduct of the APC National Convention following a meeting he had with some of the governors of the party led by the chairman of the APC National Caretaker Committee and Yobe State governor, Mai Mala Buni.
With him were his Kebbi and Jigawa and Kebbi States’ counterparts, Atiku Bagudu, who is the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), Jigawa State Governor Atiku Bagudu, and Abubakar Badaru, respectively.
The meeting with APC Governors was preceded by another meeting, also behind-closed-door, with Senate President, Ahmad Lawan at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Speaking to correspondents after the meeting which took place in the President’s office at the presidential villa, Abuja, Bagudu affirmed that the meeting was to convey the decision of Sunday night’s meeting of the PGF to the president.
He said the governor resolved that the convention should hold in February and suggested that the president should approve the date.
Bagudu informed that President Buhari approved the date, noting that the National Caretaker Committee will now work out the details.
Asked whether a specific date had been suggested to the president in February, Buni said not yet as he noted that a timetable had to be worked out while the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) will also be notified.
He explained that a specific date had not been chosen in February because of congresses that had not been completed in some States.