Why We Postponed Our Congresses Indefinitely – APC
The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, says her earlier scheduled congresses from ward, local government to State levels were postponed indefinitely to “cure a legal land mine”.
This was disclosed by Senator John Akpanudeodehe, who is the National Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee.
Politics Hub Nigeria recalls that a letter addressed to the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, had revealed the indefinite postponement of the Congresses.
This postponement has also affected the possibility of holding the APC’s National Convention in September.
But Senator Akpanudeodehe said the postponement of the congresses was to ensure that the party remained on the side of the law by notifying the electoral body of its activities.
The APC expressed shock at how the letter addressed to INEC was leaked to the general public.
“The above document in circulation does not intend a postponement of the congresses. How it leaked from INEC is strange.
“It is to cure the legal land mine occasioned by Section 85 of the Electoral Act on the issuance of 21 Days’ notice to INEC, bearing in mind that the earlier date we released was not sacrosanct,”Senator Akpanudeodehe said.
Meanwhile some aggrieved APC members have alleged that the postponement is part of a grand plot by members of the Caretaker Committee to continue to remain in office for a long time. This has raised fears and tensions that these aggrieved members might soon drag the APC to court to vent their grievances.