The All Progressives Congress (APC) has insisted that the March 26 national conference will go ahead as planned.
The National Youth Leader of the political party and acting spokesperson, Ismaeel Ahmed made this known piece addressing a press conference on Fri in Abuja
Ahmed said: “I’m not only a youth leader or internal spokesperson, but I’m also a lawyer and we have served a notice to INEC for the 26th of Feb before. We served that notice on the 5th of Feb and that was the required 21 days.
“Whether you are going to create whatsoever adjustment to that date, all you demand is a letter of the alphabet, making an adjustment to the date. You don’t demand some other 21 days and that letter of the alphabet was since written in relation to 2 weeks agone when we realised that we couldn’t take hold it on the 26th of Feb. The second, the CECPC agreed on the 26th of March, that letter of the alphabet was written to INEC, INEC has accepted that letter of the alphabet. So that is long gone is not an issue.”
Ahmed clarified that there was no issue in relation to the conference date nor is there whatsoever contention.
“The issue of the date of the conference is not in interrogation, not in INEC, not certainly with us. That is settled. It is sacrosanct that 26th of March and we have complied with all the rules and we have notified INEC as appropriately expected for us to do that. So that’s no longer an issue.”
The political party spokesperson wondered why people are making the leadership state of affairs in the political party an issue.
Ahmed explained that the Governor of Niger Province, Abubakar Bello was acting with the total authorisation of the caretaker commission, stakeholders, leaders of the political party, and with the total consent of Buni.
He famous that piece Governor Mai Mala Buni remained substantive Caretaker Chairman, Bello was only acting in his absence.
He stressed: “Since the inception of this CECPC on June 25, 2020, whenever the chairman is not around and Governor Sani Bello is around, he acts on behalf of the acting Chairman. It has ever been the example that has never changed. It has ever been the example.
“And at present we have a conference on the 26th of March, the chairman wrote a letter of the alphabet and transmitting, for his leave of absence to go for medical handling. These are 2 emergencies. He has a medical emergency that cannot hold off for the conference. We have a conference that cannot hold off for him to be salubrious. So one has to leave of absence for the other. The Chairman left, transmitted a letter of the alphabet, Governor Sani Bello has been acting appropriately. What is the job? Why is it? Why is it hard for people to simply understand that? “
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