Breaking: APC congresses begin July 31, Buni writes INEC




The All Progressives Congress (APC) has now fixed July 31, 2021 for the commencement of its congresses, Blueprint has gathered exclusively.

A letter dated 11th July 2021 and addressed to the Chairman Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a copy received by our correspondent stated that APC congresses will now commence on 31st July, 2021 starting with the Ward Congress, Local Government and State Congress will follow sequentially upon the completion of the Ward Congress.

The party had earlier written to INEC shifting the timeline for conduct of its congresses and national convention.

The initial timetable released by the party fixed sale of the nomination form for Ward Congress for 1st to 7th July; inauguration of Ward/LGA Congress Screening/Screening Appeal Committees for 10th July 2021; Ward Congress for 24th July, Local Government Congress for 14th August 2021 and the State Congress for 18th September 2021.

The decision to shift the congresses and the national convention of the party has since been conveyed to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

By in another letter exclusively received Monday in Abuja by our correspondent, a letter signed by its national secretary John James  Akpanudoedehe and the national chairman Mai Mala Buni, notified the electoral body that the party will commence the process by July 31.

“Further to our letter referenced APC/NHDOINEC/19/021/39 dated 6th July, 2021 on the above subject, we write to please inform you that the Congresses will now commence on 31st July, 2021 starting with the Ward Congress, Local Government and State Congress will follow sequentially upon the completion of the Ward Congress.”

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