Home Politics Buhari weakens Tinubu again, backs postponement of APC national convention

Buhari weakens Tinubu again, backs postponement of APC national convention

In a letter to INEC on Monday, APC scheduled its zonal congress for March 26 while no date was fixed for the much anticipated national convention.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the indefinite postponement of APC National Convention earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, February 26.

The postponement comes against the push by the camp of a leading presidential aspirant Bola Tinubu to have national party positions fixed ahead of the 2023 presidential elections.

Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) conveyed the postponement in a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC), dated February 21.

In a letter to INEC on Monday, APC scheduled its zonal congresses for March 26 while no date was fixed for the much anticipated national convention.

The letter co-signed by National Secretary, Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe reads “This notice supersedes our earlier notice for National Convention referenced APC/NHDQ/INEC/019/22/14 this is predicated on the evaluation of our party constitution.”

“In furtherance to the Article 85 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and compliance with section 12.6 of our party constitution, we hereby write to notify the commission that our great party the All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled to hold its zonal Congresses is on Saturday 26th March 2022.”

“Kindly arrange for your officials to monitor the exercise accordingly.”

The Tinubu camp, Peoples Gazette learnt, have the numbers to swing party structure in their favour if national convention holds as earlier planned. The Buhari camp, however, find the situation discomforting and are hell bent on frustrating the emergence Tinubu men.

The delay in holding APC national convention is seen as a ploy to buy more time for the ruling cabal to weaken Mr Tinubu’s rising momentum and hold on to the APC structure until the set time to pick a presidential candidate for the party.

The Buni-led CECPC has delayed postponed the national convention no fewer than three times in the past fuelling accusations that it does so to perpetuate itself in power against the wish of majority of party faithful.

Chinweuba Anyaragbuhttps://cdanewsonline.com
BEST SELLING BLOG THEME OF ALL TIMES. Follow us for more breaking news . Share,, like and Comment on our contents

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Shortage Of Foodstuff Hits Kaduna As Fuel Scarcity, New Naira Notes Linger

Kaduna State residents have raised the alarm over imminent hunger as fuel scarcity, new notes have affected the supply chain of foodstuff in the...

FEC Approves Contract For Oloibiri Museum And Research Centre

The Federal Government through the Federal Executive Council, FEC, has approved the award of Phase 1 engineering, procurement & construction contract for Oloibiri Museum...

I Hope Nothing Tampers With 2023 Elections – Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo is optimistic that nothing would interfere with the successful conduct of the 2023 general elections scheduled for February 25 and...

ABIA PDP VICTORY MOVEMENT CONGRATULATES CHIEF AHIWE

Secretary-GeneralThe Executives, BOT's and Members of Abia PDP VictoBOTvement have Congratulated Chief Okechukwu Ambrose Ahiwe on his successful emergency as the Governorship candidate of...

Recent Comments