The national convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) scheduled for February 26 may not be held after all. Though there is no formal announcement yet, a very reliable party quoted in the report said that leaders of the APC and state governors would meet President Muhammadu Buhari to propose a new date, which is likely to be March 12.
The source said: “The convention has been postponed by two weeks but it is not official yet. The caretaker committee and the governors will meet with the President on Saturday (today) to propose the new date.”
Also, a former member of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, who pleaded for anonymity, said it was already clear that the convention would not hold, adding that:“There are some things that needed to be done for the convention to hold as scheduled on February 26 and most of them had not been done, with few days to February 26.”
The source stressed that, for instance, one of the things that ought to have been done was zoning of party offices. He continued: “People have not bought forms and people cannot buy forms if the zoning is not done, and forms cannot come out until the zoning is done. That is when aspirants will know what kind of forms they are buying. If you don’t know the zoning, you can’t buy a form. “There are no committees; all the sub-committees have not been set up as we speak. I remember that at the last convention, there were over 20 committees besides the main convention committee.”