President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the review of the timelines available to the All Progressives Congress Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee.
John James Akpanudoedehe National Secretary Caretaker and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee in a statement said the President granted the approval after detailed consideration of the Progress Report, the schedule of outstanding activities with regards to Congresses, the National Convention and the forthcoming Ananmbra Governorship election.
The President also approved the timetable for APC Ward Congresses to hold 24th July, 2021 followed by Local Government Congresses on 14th August, 2021 and State Congresses on 18th September, 2021.
With this deveopment the statement added that tenure of the caretaker committees at each level from Ward, Local Government, State and National will end immediately elections are held at their respective levels and its officers immediately take oath of office terminating with the National Convention.
The statement said National Caretaker Chairman Governor Mai Mala Buni on account of stewardship highlighted his achievements to include
leading the party to contest in several elections and by-elections with overall success rate of 95 per cent and genuine reconciliation of aggrieved individuals and groups who either left or sued the party in various courts.
High-powered defections including serving governors from the PDP to APC, which is increasing the fortune of the party especially in the South-East, which has been the stronghold of the opposition.
Setting up of a Contact and Strategy Committee with a clear mandate to meet with all party stakeholders in every state to come up with a generally acceptable and people-based template for the smooth conduct of the forthcoming Congresses and Convention.
Governor Buni’s committee also plan to submit the new constitution to the President before presentation to the convention for ratification.
The statement added that in order to cement the new cohesion in the party, the Caretaker Committee convened the first ever Conference for Youth.
On the forthcoming Anambra Governorship Election, the Caretaker Committee notified the President that 14 aspirants indicated interest to contest the election through purchase of expression of interest and nomination forms, all of whom had been cleared by the Screening Committee as eligible to contest.
Worthy of note as achievement also is the payment of outstanding balance and taken over the ownership of the building housing the APC National Secretariat and subsequent renaming of the APC National Secretariat to Buhari House.
The National Chairman the statement added informed the President that the Committee had been very cautious and meticulous in making arrangements to conduct credible, transparent, flawless and generally acceptable Congresses and Convention for the Party to produce a strong leadership that will enjoy the support, trust and confidence of all members.