April 24, 2018 2.15PM / Proshare WebTV
Nigeria’s ruling political party, the All Progressives Congress is
set after almost three years at the helm of affairs to host its National
Convention which has been scheduled for May, 2018.
To this effect a 68-man Convention committee has been inaugurated,
which has as Chairman Governor Abubakar Badaru of Jigawa State, while Governor
Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State is the Vice-Chairman.
The APC convention is seen by political analysts and social
commentators as a defining moment for the party, considering the internal
challenges it has endured.
This also comes at the time President Muhammadu Buhari has
declared his intention to contest for a second term in the forthcoming 2019
Considering several political gridlocks for the party in States
like Kaduna, Kano, Rivers, Kogi, amongst others the ongoing reconciliation
efforts led by Party leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu will be crucial.
The APC which was the biggest political merger in the fourth
republic, bringing together the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria, Congress
for Progressive Change, a section of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and a
section of aggrieved members of the People’s Democratic Party.
National Chairman of the Party Chief John Odigie-Oyegun who
inaugurated the committee, was confident that they will conduct a hitch free
convention that is credible.
He charged the committee to ensure a level playing field for
anybody aspiring for an executive position in the party.
With the countdown to the convention, the committee has the task
of ensuring a rejuvenated, coherent and strong party ahead of the 2019
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