…Says new date now dependent on outcome of Appeal C’ttee report
The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress, (APC) has put on hold scheduled Local Government Areas, (LGAs) and State Congresses pending the submission of a report from the recently constituted Wards Congresses Appeals Committee.
National Secretary, APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, (CECPC), Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe, made the disclosure while inaugurating the Wards Appeals Committee yesterday at the party’s headquarters, in Abuja.
The Wards Congresses Appeals Committee, initially billed to sit between August 2 to 7, according to the party’s timetable and schedule of activities, however, commenced proceedings five days behind schedule.
Speaking after inaugurating the committee, Sen. Akpanudoedehe, who represented the Caretaker Committee Chairman, Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni, said: “Let me make this announcement that the outcome of the committee’s report will determine when we are going to fix the date for Local Government and State Congresses”.
Earlier in its address, the Caretaker Committee reminded party members that, as a family affair, differences should be handled with the understanding that no dispute is worth the destruction of the house they jointly erected.
“The Progressives Governors’ Forum, (PGF), through their extensive legal apparatchik have x-rayed the generality of the issue in their meeting recently and have re-affirmed their support to the CECPC and urged it to proceed with the Congresses as scheduled”, the party noted.
The Caretaker Committee further maintained that though the Wards Congresses were relatively peaceful and successful, there is the need to constitute an Appeal Committee to smoothen any arising minor crisis.