APC Says February Date For Convention Stands
The All Progressives Congress (APC) Wednesday says that the February date for its national convention stands, denying reports that it has been shifted to June.
The date for the national convention to elect the new officers to party was fixed last year and approved by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
Akpanudoedehe described the report as fake news, advising the general public to completely disregard the reported suspension of the planned National Convention of the APC till June
“Dates for party activities such as meetings, primaries, congresses, National Conventions are communicated through well known official channels and not through sources.
“The faceless authors and sponsors of fake news on APC activities, in this case the planned National Convention are simply bent on causing confusion and formenting crisis through misinformation,”he said.
He further added that as a focus driven, process oriented political party, the APC CECPC under the leadership of Gov. Mai Mala Buni would not be distracted by self serving antics of these sponsors of fake news.
He said the APC CECPC was already embarking on nationwide consultations with party stakeholders to prepare the grounds for a rancour free National Convention.
“To this end, the sub-committee on budgeting and other substructures will be set up in due course,” the Akpankudohede said.
He noted and appreciated the continued support of well meaning members and leaders of the party as its Caretaker Committee undertook the immediate task of addressing contestations within its fold.