The ruling party in Nigeria, All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed September 4 for its LGA congresses across the country. John Akpanudoedehe, national secretary of the APC caretaker committee, revealed this in a statement made available to the media on Wednesday. According to the statement, the sale of nomination forms has already commenced.
2023.ng recalls that on July 31, the party held its ward congresses in most of the states in the country except in the federal capital territory (FCT), Bayelsa and Imo states.
The LGA congress is another step leading up to the much anticipated national elective convention of the party.
Since the dissolution of the national working committee (NWC) led by Adams Oshiomhole, the former national chairman, in June 2020, a caretaker committee led by Mai Mala Buni, Yobe state governor, has been piloting the affairs of the party. Since Buni took charge of the party (APC), a few number of Governors and lawmakers have decamped to the party, especially from the main opposition party, PDP, for reasons best known to themselves.
The Oshiomhole-led NWC was dissolved after a protracted leadership crisis.
The committee led by Buni, upon its inauguration, was directed by the national executive committee (NEC) to organise a convention where substantive national officers of the party will be elected to continue piloting of the affairs of the party.