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Postpone convention in best interest of party, Nigeria’s democracy, Diaspora Group urges APC

The All Progressives Congress in Diaspora Network (APC-DiNET) has called on the ruling party to cancel it's proposed February 26 national convention date.

The All Progressives Congress in Diaspora Network (APC-DiNET) has called on the ruling party to cancel it’s proposed February 26 national convention date.

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According to a statement signed by the Coordinator, APC-DiNET, United Kingdom, Dr. Makama Omeri, the movie would be in the best interest of the party and the nation.

Omeri said failure to consider another date for the convention could ultimately hamper the party’s chances at next year’s general elections and truncate the nation’s democracy.

The Diaspora group also cited the Electoral Act Amendment Bill as a lingering issue that could affect the convention.

Following the amendment of the mode of primaries, Omeri noted that the process between the transmission to the presidency and assent could take more than the six weeks slated for the APC convention.

The APC-DiNET also lamented unresolved congresses in many states of the federation as well as other unresolved disputes.

Under the prevailing circumstances, Omeri said it is “absolutely mindless, insensitive and counterproductive to hastily fix APC national convention date in six weeks from today.”

The APC-DiNET, therefore, called for a revisit and extension of the national convention date of February 26, 2022, to allow space and time to fraternally resolve pending crises issues.