The National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will hold on February 26 as scheduled, the ruling party has confirmed.
This was contained In a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission(APC) by the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the party in fulfillment of the statutory 21-day notice to the electoral body for the exercise.
The letter was delivered Thursday morning at the headquarters of the electoral body.
The development has finally laid to rest speculations in the media that the CECPC was scheming to shift the date.
The letter dated 2nd February, 2022, signed by the Chairman of CECPC, Gov Mai Mala Buni and Secretary, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, reads in part: “Follow up to our letter referenced APC/NHDQ/INEC/19/021/40 dated 11 July 2021 on the NOTICE FOR THE CONDUCT OF NATIONAL CONVENTION.
“This is to inform the Commission that our great Party has scheduled to hold its National Convention on Saturday, 26% February 2022.
“This serves as a formal notification under the provisions of Section 85 of the Electoral Act (2010) as amended.
“Kindly arrange for your officials to monitor the exercise accordingly”.