Nigerian ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has fixed Saturday February 19, 2022 as possible date for its highly anticipated national convention.
TOS NEWS learnt that a respected member of the party hinted about the date, however noted that the date has not been communicated to other party members and stakeholders. He added that it was agreed at the highest level of the party to hold the national convention on February 19, 2022.
It was gathered that the party leadership has also resolved, notwithstanding with the consent of President Muhammadu Buhari, to zone the national chairmanship of the party to the north, while the national secretary has been moved to the south.
But the party leadership has remained silent on the presidential ticket, as according to sources, it was not yet a prerogative of the party.
In the same vein, some eleven national chairmanship aspirants of the APC have agreed to meet this Thursday, December 16, to brainstorm on how to move the APC forward ahead of the national convention.
However, on the choice of February 19 as the party’s best bet for the convention, the source hinted that since the primary election for the Ekiti State governorship election might likely be held around January 22, the party did not want the aftermath of the exercise to drag into the convention activities.
In other words, depending on the possible controversy that might trail the Ekiti governorship primary, especially, if there was a need for a rerun, the February 19 remained tentative as it could go a week before or after, technically.
Besides, since the original four-year-term of the sacked Oshiomhole NWC was meant to end in February, the date therefore fits the party’s calendar for the national convention to elect new NWC members.