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Published On: Tue, Oct 21st, 2014

2015: APC govs to meet over party’s presidential primaries

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apc logoBy Umar Muhammad Puma

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) said it has concluded plans to meet in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital on Wednesday October 22, 2014, to discuss and take a stand ahead the party primaries and others issues bothering the party.

According to a source, who reliably told Peoples Daily that the meeting was also to discuss and take a stand on the alleged constitutional lacunae the party is going through, which the APC National Executive Committee (NEC) is planning to hold an extraordinary convention to correct.

The source said the party leadership resolved to hold the convention due to a threat from one of its presidential aspirants who had threatened to go to court after the primaries if the constitutional matter is not corrected.

Confirming the latest development to journalists shortly after party NEC meeting at the weekend, the National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said party leaders did discuss at the meeting the need to amend the constitution and get NEC approval for the extra-ordinary convention, which will take place on Oct. 29″

Mohammed said, “Principally, we proposed certain amendment to the constitution of the party that will allow the party to function much more efficiently and to that extent we will hold what I call an extraordinary convention of the party on the 29 of this month in Abuja to submit the proposals of their amendment to the national convention of the party,”


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