Buhari, APC govs to announce convention date on Sunday
President Muhammadu Buhari and All Progressives Congress (APC) governors will meet on Sunday to decided and announce a date for the party’s national convention.
The party is expected to name a day in February following pressure from President Buhari who said the opposition party can claim power if the APC does not clean up its act.
Announcing the development after a meeting with President Buhari on Friday, Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau state and chairman of the Northern Governors Forum told correspondents that the Sunday meeting will focus on the proposed date for the convention.
He said Buhari’s admonition to the party that it risks losing power to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is a signal for the party to have a seamless convention so that it will not disintegrate.
He said the governors have now given the president the assurance that the convention will hold in February.
According to him, the president’s warning is for the party to redouble its effort and do the right thing.
Lalong observed that as a political party, the APC is made up of different interests saying, “what matters is that at the end of the day, we will elect our representatives.”