The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has rescheduled its nationwide state congresses earlier slated for October 2 by two weeks.
The congresses will now hold nationwide on Saturday, October 16.
The postponement was announced last night in Abuja in a terse statement by the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Secretary, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe.
The statement said an updated timetable/schedule of activities and guidelines for the conduct of the state congresses will be released to the public in due course.
Contacted, the CECPC Secretary said the state congresses were postponed in honour of the country’s independence celebration and to allow political office holders and party members the opportunity to mark Nigeria’s 61st Independence anniversary.
“The need to honor the country’s 61st Independence anniversary, which holds a day before the initial date fixed for the state congresses, informed the new date.
“Governors, ministers, and party members will be involved in the Independence celebrations in their various states.
The party decided to reschedule the state congresses to allow all our members to participate in the Independence celebration,” Akpanudoedehe said.
The party had earlier fixed the state congresses for October 2, 2021.