February 26 has been fixed as the date for the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention, Yobe Gov. and Chairman of the National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mr Mai Mala Buni, has disclosed.
Speaking at the maiden National Progressive Women’s Conference in Abuja, the chairman called for more support from women during the convention and the 2023 general elections.
“I therefore I want to use this opportunity to sincerely thank you for your support to the party, before during and after the exercise. I look forward to your more support during the convention and indeed the general election.
“I’m proud to add that APC is the most women friendly party in Nigeria. Let me also assure you that the party shall reciprocate this gesture by supporting women and youth in their political aspirations and realize their political dreams,” Buni said.
According to him, with the 41 million registered APC members last year, the party is set to win the 2023 polls.
“The party under my stewardship conducted membership registration and revalidation exercise. We found it expedient to constitute a special committee on women and youth before the commencement of the exercise. The roles you played made the membership registration and revalidation a huge success.
“Today, APC parades over 41 million registered members, asserting our position as Africa’s largest political party and of course, Nigeria’s leading political party. With these, we are confident of winning the 2023 general election with huge success.
“We look forward to having more women contesting in the forthcoming national convention of the party from February 26, 2022 and the general election.
“Now as we approach the convention and moving closer to the next general election, I wish to remind you of the progressive roles in supporting progressive minded leaders, aspiring for various offices for betterment of our country,” Buni said.
Urging the women to preach the gospel of peace towards the upcoming elections, the APC said they should enlighten their spouses and neighbours not to see elections as a do or die.
“We should promote peaceful elections and service delivery against personal gain.”