APC denies postponing national convention

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Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and chairman of APC CECPC
Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State and chairman of APC CECPC

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has distanced itself from reports that its planned national convention for February has been postponed till June.

The ruling party described the report as “fake news”, noting that plans for a smooth convention next month are ongoing.

“The general public is advised to completely disregard fake news on the reported suspension of the planned national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) till June, as reported by some media outlets,” said Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, national secretary, APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) in a statement.

The APC added that, “Dates for party activities such as meetings, primaries, congresses, national conventions are communicated through well-known official channels and not through ‘sources’.

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“The faceless authors and sponsors of fake news on APC activities, in this case the planned convention are simply bent on causing confusion and fomenting crisis through misinformation. We should not enable them.

“As a focus-driven, process-oriented political party, the APC caretaker committee under the leadership of Governor Mai Mala Buni will not be distracted by self-serving antics of these sponsors of fake news.

“The APC caretaker committee is already embarking on nationwide consultations with party stakeholders to prepare the ground for a rancour-free national convention. To this end, the sub-committee on budgeting and other substructures will be set up in due course.

“Finally, the party notes and appreciates the continued support of well-meaning members and leaders as the APC caretaker committee undertakes the immediate task of addressing contestations within the party, litigations, fallouts of recently-conducted congresses and generally reposition the party ahead of the national convention.”