APC Convention Postponement: Why Buhari Backs Buni's Committee

President Mohammadu Buhari has thrown his weight behind the Mai Mala Buni led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressive Congress, APC, on the postponement of the Party's National Convention. 

The CECPC, chaired by the Yobe State Governor, Mai Bala Buni, met Sunday night and decided to postpone the party’s national convention, which was earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday 26th February, 2022.

The President was said to have given his approval after considering the reasons presented by the Committee and gave his support to enable for adequate planning and mitigation of some outstanding issues within the party.

In a letter dated February 21, 2022, Chairman and Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Governor Mai Mala Buni, and Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, informed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of the new development.

“This notice supersedes our earlier notice for the National Convention referenced APC/NHDQ/INEC/019/22/14. This is predicated on the evaluation of our party Constitution.”

“In furtherance to Article 85 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) and compliance with Section 12:6 of our Party Constitution, we hereby write to notify the Commission that our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled to hold its zonal congresses on Saturday 26th March, 2022.

“Kindly arrange for your officials to monitor the exercise accordingly. While hoping to receive your cooperation, please accept the assurances of our highest esteem.”

Observers say the postponement was informed by the need to conduct a world-class convention befitting of the APC and for the enthronement of internal democracy in the party and by extension, the country at large.

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