APC group urges caretaker committee not to postpone convention
Amidst controversies over the planned All Progressives Congress (APC) national convention, a group within the party, the National Progressive Hub, has appealed to the Buni-led caretaker committee not to shift the February date for the convention.
The group, in a statement, by its National Secretary, Mohammed Shehu, commended the caretaker committee, especially on the reconciliatory mechanism put in place to resolve all aggrieved issues. Shehu stressed the need to put in place an elected national working committee to set the party on the path of greater achievement.
The group said the party’s constitution clearly stipulated the processes for putting in place the national working committee.
It said: “We as a support group, are calling on the party leadership to strictly adhere to the party constitution. We must not offend the rules and laws that govern tenure of office in the party and set examples for others to emulate.
“For the sake of credibility, transparency and to remain relevant, we are in total support of our sister group, the Progressives Youth Movement to call for the Buni-led committee to convey the convention before it is too late. We want to advise our leaders in APC to please stick to their promise.”
The group said the major task before the caretaker committee is to conduct the national convention, which must be pursued with all vigour and seriousness it deserves.
“We appeal to the members of Buni-led caretaker committee to resist further temptation to postpone the national convention in the interest of larger party members.”