July 16, 2024

Etim Effiong

The Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has tentatively fixed Local Government Congresses for the first week of September 2021.

The new timeline for the local government congress was disclosed in a statement by the CECPC Secretary, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe in Abuja on Friday.

The secretary refuted reports that the Caretaker Committee has indefinitely suspended the local government and state congresses.

Describing the reports as false, Akpanudoedehe said: “The CECPC has tentatively fixed LGA Congresses for the first week of September 2021.”

The Secretary recalled during the inauguration of Ward Congress Appeal Committees on Wednesday “the official information from the party was that dates and guidelines for the LGA Congresses will be fixed after the conclusion of the Ward Congresses Appeal exercise followed by due consideration of the Appeal Committee’s reports by the CECPC.

On behalf of the CECPC Chairman, Governor Mai Mala Buni, we assure our teeming party supporters, members, and leaders of our unflinching commitment to credible, transparent, and participatory congresses leading to the National Convention of our great party.”

The party’s Ward Congress took place on July 31 in 33 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) while the party suspended the exercise in Anambra, Bayelsa and Zamfara States.

At the inauguration of the Ward Congress Appeal Committees on Wednesday, the National Secretariat received petitions from 14 States while the party awaits reports of the grassroots congress from 12 States two weeks after the exercise.

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