The ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC), has postponed indefinitely its congresses initially slated to commence in July.
The caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the party, had earlier informed that the ward congresses will hold on July 24, local government congresses on August 14 and state congresses on September 18.
However in a letter dated July 6 and addressed to Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the CECPC informed the him of its plans to postpone the congresses.
The letter, which was jointly signed by Mai Mala Buni, the CECPC chairman, and John Akpanudoedehe, its secretary, was said to be in fulfilment of the Electoral Act.
“We refer to our letter reference number APC/NHDQ/INEC/19/021/20, dated 10, June, 2021, on the above subject and wish to inform the commission that the party has rescheduled its congresses and national convention to a later date which will be communicated to you,” the CECPC said.
“This serves as a formal notification pursuant to the provisions of section 85 of the Electoral Act (2010) as amended.
“While hoping to receive your cooperation, please accept the assurance of my highest esteem”.