As earlier speculated, the All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention scheduled for Saturday, February 26 in Abuja, has been shifted indefinitely.
The National Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee led by Yobe Governor Mai Mala Buni announced on Monday.
The APC in a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) informed the electoral umpire of its plan to conduct zonal congresses ahead of the national convention.
Earlier, there had been plans to cancel the February 26 Convention for zonal congresses.
According to a leaked letter seen by our Correspondent, and signed by the Chairman, Buni, and the Secretary, John Akpanudoedehe, zonal congresses will now be held on March 26, 2022, nationwide.
The letter dated February 21, 2022, is titled ‘Notice for the conduct of Zonal Congresses’ and is addressed to the Electoral watchdog.
It stated: “This notice supersedes our earlier notice for national convention referenced APC/NHDQ/INEC/019/22/14 this is predicated on the evaluation of our party Constitution.
“In furtherance to Article 5 of the Electoral Act 2010 (as amended) and compliance with section 12:6 of our Party Constitution we hereby write to notify the Commission of our great party, the All Progressives Congress has scheduled to hold its Zonal Congresses on Saturday, March 26, 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.”