The All Progressives Congress has suspended its planned national convention scheduled to take place in February,even as the party crisis has continued to deepen with some governors accused of hijacking plans for the national convention. The party’s decision to move the national convention to June follows several litigations and animosity building up between members of the APC leadership.
A source said that postponing the national convention until June will give the party more time to settle the major internal crisis within the APC. The source said the caretaker committee for the national convention is currently working with key stakeholders within the APC to ensure that all aggrieved factions are reconciled.
He said: “There are behind-the-scenes efforts to make sure the convention is held as soon as possible, though it is no longer feasible for next month.” “You can imagine, before you resolve the ward congresses that are being challenged now, then, you have to resolve that of the local governments and then, the state congresses and the fourth one is the national convention.”
The source added that should the party fail to resolve the crisis, its performance at the 2023 general elections outing would be affected. Meanwhile,the governor of Ebonyi state, Dave Umahi, has announced his intention to contest for president on the platform of the APC in 2023. Umahi disclosed his intention after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari. The Ebonyi governor’s announcement comes about 24 hours after the APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, also declared his interest in the 2023 presidency.