In order to decide on its mode of primaries ahead of the 2023 general elections, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will meet on Wednesday.
The venue of the meeting is Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
According to Felix Morka, the spokesperson of the party in a statement last week, the NEC will consider the party’s timetable/schedule of activities for primaries for the nomination of candidates for the 2023 General Elections and other relevant business of the party.”
This is the maiden meeting under the Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee (NWC) of the party elected at the national convention held on March 26 in Abuja.
In line with Article 12.3 of the APC Constitution, apart from all the members of the NWC, those expected at the NEC meeting are President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and the 22 governors of the party.
Others are the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila of the House of Representatives, their deputies and other principal officers of both chambers.
Also, in accordance with the Constitution of the party, presidential aspirants like Mr Osinbajo and Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State will be able to attend the meeting, while some of the aspirants like Bola Tinubu, Rotimi Amaechi and others will not be able to attend unless invited by the NWC.
Tinubu attended a NEC meeting in 2018 at the invitation of the NWC. That meeting was held to deciding the mode of primaries to nominate candidates for the 2019 general elections.