Emerging report reaching Page 36 on Friday, indicates that the Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee, CECPC, of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has secured another extension, until such a time that it can conduct the party’s National Convention.
The party is also set to release the formal Timetable for the Congresses and the National Convention, which may hold in December 2021.
It was gathered that the Caretaker Committee which was inaugurated in June 25, 2020, for 6 months, after the dissolution of the Adams Oshiomhole-led National Working Committee, NWC, had its tenure extended for another 6 months, in December 2020, by an emergency National Executive Committee, NEC, meeting, which held at the Presidential Villa, in Abuja.
It was also learnt that the decision for another extension was reached on Friday morning, after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari and the Caretaker Committee members.
A member of the CECPC who spoke in confidence, said that the Committee has been given the right to remain in Office, until it is able to conduct the National Convention, whose date is yet to be agreed upon.
“It is true that after wide consultations with some Stakeholders, and at the end of the Caretaker Committee meeting, on Wednesday, we met with Mr. President, Friday morning, and he has approved our Timetable for the Congresses, and equally granted the Caretaker Committee to stay until the National Convention is conducted.”
When asked if the extension was for another 6 month, he stated: “There is no time line. The Caretaker Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee will still be in Office until the National Convention is conducted, and the date will soon be announced.
“All I can tell you is that, we shall release the Timetable for the Ward to Zonal Congresses of the party, before the close of the day.”
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