APC: Why national convention was moved from May 14

The National Convention of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) earlier scheduled for Monday, May 14 has been moved forward.

This was disclosed by the spokesman of the ruling party, Bolaji Abdullahi, in Abuja, after a meeting between some Governors of the party and the John Oyegun-led National Working Committee (NWC).

Abdullahi explained that some of the Governors brought up the issue of the Muslim fast, which will commence in May.

In the timetable earlier released, the party scheduled ward congresses for May 2; local government congresses, May 5; and state congresses, May 9, respectively.

“The observation was that the timetable as it is currently constituted or composed was determined because of the Ramadan and we want to be sensitive to the feelings of Muslims who will be fasting in the month of Ramadan.

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“Therefore, we try to avoid conducting any political activities in the month of Ramadan… We are aware that some governors have been making statements which we believe are giving the impression that we don’t intend to hold congresses in particular states.

“So, the meeting was to emphasise to those governors that we want congresses in a very transparent manner and to ensure that the processes are free and fair,” Abdullahi noted.

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