The ruling All Progressives Congress (APCCaretaker )’s ExtraOrdinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) has tentatively scheduled Local Government Congresses for the first week of September 2021.
Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, Secretary of the CECPC, announced the new timeline for the local government congress on Friday in Abuja.
The Secretary denied reports that the Caretaker Committee had suspended local government and state legislatures indefinitely.
Akpanudoedehe dismissed the reports, saying, “The CECPC has tentatively fixed LGA Congresses for the first week of September 2021.”
During the inauguration of Ward Congress Appeal Committees on Wednesday, the Secretary recalled that “official information from the party was that dates and guidelines for the LGA Congresses will be fixed after the Ward Congresses Appeal exercise, followed by due consideration of the Appeal Committee’s reports by the CECPC.”
“On behalf of CECPC Chairman Governor Mai Mala Buni, we assure our throngs of party supporters, members, and leaders of our unwavering commitment to credible, transparent, and participatory congresses leading to our great party’s National Convention.”
The party’s Ward Congress was held on July 31 in 33 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), while the exercise was canceled in Anambra, Bayelsa, and Zamfara states.
The National Secretariat received petitions from 14 states at the inauguration of Ward Congress Appeal Committees on Wednesday, while the party awaits reports from 12 states two weeks after the exercise.