Contrary to the earlier date of the Zonal Congress announced by the Mai Mala Buni-led Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC), the party has again announced March 26th as the new date for the party’s convention.
The secretary of the CECPC, John Akpanudoedehe, announced the new date Monday evening after a long closed-door meeting of the committee.
Recall that the party had earlier sent a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission informing it of the plan to hold its zonal congress on March 26, 2022. It also informed the commission that the earlier Convention slated for February 26, 2022, will no longer hold.
On Monday evening, however, the National Secretary of the Party, Dr John Akpanudoedehe, who announced the new development to Correspondents after the closed-door meeting, said the preparation for the National Convention would commence on March 24, 2022, while the zonal congresses will hold before the National Convention slated for March 26, 2022.
Akpanudoedehe said, “After deliberation and agreement with the CECPC, we have agreed and approved that the activities of the national Convention commence from March 24 and terminate on March 26.
“The convention activities commence on February 24, and it will terminate at Eagles Square on March 26. In between the Convention, we have agreed to have zonal congresses.”
The APC has since updated its schedule of activities ahead of the new date of March 26 for the National Convention.
According to the new timetable, the Publication of National Convention Sub-Committees now holds on February 28, 2022. The sale of forms would run from Wednesday, March 9, to Friday, March 11.
Applicants will be screened from March 15 – 17, while screening appeals will be held on March 19, 2022.
March 21 has been slated for the adoption of the appeal report as the accreditation of participants to the Convention holds from March 24 – 25.,
The Convention, which is now scheduled for Saturday, March 26, 2022, will be followed by a convention appeal three days later on March 29.
The appeal report will be adopted on March 30, after which new party leaders will be inaugurated the next day.
Zonal congresses earlier scheduled for March 26 will now hold on March 12.