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APC releases timetable for 2021 party congress, convention

By News Desk

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has released timetable for the party’s 2021 congress and convention, saying the guidelines were to help party members prepare ahead for upcoming events.

The ruling party maintained that the events slated for June would cover Wards, Local Government executives, state executives, and convention would ensure all internal elections and appointments are done in line with the party’s constitution.

According to the timetable, Ward Executives congress would hold on June 9, 2021, Local Government Executives congress fixed for June 16, 2021, State Executives congress slated for June 23, 2021, and Convention to hold on June 30, 2021.

Meanwhile, the APC has debunked the reports, adding that the purported timetables were handiwork of political jobbers seeking to cause confusion and necessary heat the polity.

Through a statement on Monday, APC National Secretary, Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), John Akpanudoedehe, said that such important information would follow the direct channel from the party.

“Our attention has been drawn to obviously coordinated and syndicated misinformation being circulated in some sections of the media on purported plans and timetables for Congresses and the National Convention of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“This is the handiwork of political jobbers parading themselves as media sources. The media, party members, and indeed the general public should be wary and completely disregard the misinformation, antics, and schemes of these fifth columnists.

“We have never lied on our party activities and we simply have no reason to. The consultative Party leadership style instituted by Governor Mai Mala Buni as Chairman of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) has institutionalized the APC as a party of processes and internal democracy.

“The CECPC is focused and is delivering its mandate to recover, rebuild and reposition the APC as well as achieve peace-building, true reconciliation, and to give a sense of belonging to every member of the Party.

“On Monday 17th May 2021, the APC National Secretariat resumed from the Sallah break and will also resume work on several ongoing and important party activities. As usual, we will promptly communicate the outcomes of these activities through official channels when available,” the statement said.

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