The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its February 26 national convention, indefinitely, POLITICS NIGERIA reports.
Recall this newspaper had exclusively reported earlier today that the original date was no more feasible.
The postponement decision was taken by Governor Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) on Monday afternoon.
The CECPC has instead notified the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of its decision to conduct zonal congresses in March.
“In furtherance to Article 85 of the Electoral Act, 2010 (as amended) and compliance with Section 12:6 of our Party Constitution, we hereby write to notify the Commission that our great party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has scheduled to hold its zonal congresses on Saturday 26th March, 2022,” APC’s letter reads in part.
The letter dated 21st February was addressed to the INEC Chairman, Mahmood Yakubu and jointly signed by Governor Buni and the National Secretary, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe.
Issues of zoning of offices and crisis in some states are believed to be the cause of the postponement.