APC National Convention: The All Progressives Congress (APC) is holding its eagerly awaited national convention today in Nigeria’s capital Abuja.
It is the first run through the gathering will hold a national convention since it cleared to control at the Federal level and in many states in the nation while additionally taking control of the National Get together.
The APC National Convention is occurring eight months previously the 2019 general decisions and at once the gathering is confronting expanding inward issues.
Since 2015, the gathering has seen divisions among its individuals in a few states, an improvement that debilitated its ward and state congresses, which were held in May.
ChannelsTv report that there have been erosion and conflicts between individuals from the gathering in the National Get together, Kogi State, Kaduna State, and Waterways State. The National Get together has additionally had a regularly chilly association with the official regardless of APC’s control of both.
The gathering’s inner emergency drove President Muhammadu Buhari to delegate the national pioneer of the APC and previous legislative head of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu, to lead the gathering’s compromise endeavors in February this year.
Months after, very little has changed in Kogi State where Congressperson Dino Melaye and Representative Yahaya Bello have stayed inconsistent with each other and in Kaduna where the two APC legislators from the state host been suspended by the get-together and did not take an interest in the congresses.
The emergency inside the gathering was clear amid the congresses as factional state congresses were held in a few states, including Streams State.
Tinubu himself and the National Chairman of the Gathering, John Odigie-Oyegun have not appreciated the best of association with the previous Lagos State senator blaming Odigie-Oyegun in February for attacking his reconciliatory endeavors.
It took the intercession of President Muhammadu Buhari for the residency prolongation to be turned around for a national convention.
With ward and state congresses held, the APC is presently hoping to set its difficulties aside and finish the way toward picking pioneers as it tries to combine its grasp on control in 2019.
Agents, chieftains, and different individuals from the gathering have met on the country’s capital for the convention which is occurring at the Hawks Square.
According to a member of the Publicity Sub-Committee of the National Convention committee, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, a level playing field will be provided for all contestants.
Of the 65 positions to be filled at today’s APC National Convention, 23 are unopposed thereby leaving the contest for 42 aspirants.
About 7,000 delegates are expected to vote.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Party, Odigie-Oyegun, will not be seeking re-election at the convention, leaving former Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomhole as the sole candidate for the position of National Chairman.
One other position many, especially young people, will be looking out for is that of the Youth Leader. That is because Abdulmumin Abiola, son of the late MKO Abiola, is in the race for the post.
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