The Ruling All Progressives Congress has commenced activities for the next national convention of the party. Fresh timetables for state congresses and other programmes will be released in some weeks.
The new schedule of activities is being set up to align with the 2019 election timetable released by INEC. Speaking to journalists in Abuja, National publicity secretary of the APC, Abdullahi Bolaji confirmed that a mini-convention will hold in June 2018. He said;
“Like I said after the NEC meeting, we were unable to hold the convention at the scheduled time and you are all aware that we earlier scheduled to hold, our mini-convention in July, but we were not able to do that for one reason or the other.
That means that all the programmes that the party has would have to dovetail into one another. We have the party’s state congresses coming up, we have the mini-convention and the elective convention coming up that must happen by the first half of next year.
So it is important we synchronise all the activities and that is why a committee has been set up by the NEC to sit together and harmonise all the various activities of the party starting with the mini-convention and the various congresses across the states and local government areas which will now culminate with the national convention.
The outcome of the committee’s assignment will be that we will now have a timetable that will synchronise win the INEC’s calendar showing the activities of the party beginning with state congresses and terminating with the national convention early next year.”