The National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will now hold on February 5, 2022. A new Exco will be elected at the national convention.
Information available early Sunday morning, indicates that President Muhammadu Buhari had wanted the convention to hold on December 28, 2022, but was persuaded by APC governors to yield to February 5, 2022.
The ruling party’s confirmation of February 5 followed the November 22 reports that top leaders of the party had agreed to hold the convention on any of the weekends between the first and third weeks of February 2022.
Reports indicate that the ruling APC had perfected plans to hold its national convention in February, flip its national party office positions and zone its presidential candidacy to Southern Nigeria. Incumbent President Buhari is from Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria.
A source familiar with the processes disclosed that “the President wants the convention done with” as quickly as possible.
According to the source, “a date of February 5, 2022 is the date marked for the APC Convention.”
It was also gathered that the elements within the party caretaker committee had lobbied the (APC) governors to retain the committee to conduct the presidential primaries in the third quarter of 2022.
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