The All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled Saturday, October 2 as the date to conduct its state congresses across Nigeria.
The latest development was announced in a statement by the National Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Senator James Akpanudoedehe.
Sen Akpanudoedehe added that the leadership of the ruling party has scheduled Wednesday to commence the sale of forms for the exercise.
Earlier this year, on the 31st of July, APC held its ward congresses across the country, with the exception of Bayelsa, Imo and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Another important exercise in the build-up to the APC’s national elective convention is the local government area congress.
The party’s leadership had appointed Yobe State Governor, Mai Mala Buni, alongside others to take over the affairs of the party following the dissolution of the National Working Committee (NWC).
The NWC, led by former APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, was dissolved after a protracted leadership crisis.
Following the dissolution, the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) had directed the caretaker committee to organise a convention to elect substantive national officers of the party.
But the decision to appoint Buni as the chairman of the caretaker committee was recently contested by some persons who argued that as an elective officeholder, he cannot take charge of the party’s leadership.