The National Secretary of the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has affirmed that the plan nationwide wards congress will hold as scheduled.
This statement was made on Thursday by Secretary of CECPC, Senator John Akpanudoedehe in Abuja, confirming that the fixed date of July 31 is irrevocable and there is no going back.
He reiterated that the clarification became necessary the following the widespread speculation and some views that the APC wards congress cannot hold due to the issue of the legality of the committee due to the recent outcome of the Supreme Court’s judgment upholding the Election victory of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN)
The statement reads in parts “While it is not our intention to join issues with these commentators, the Supreme Court’s Wednesday judgment affirming the Election victory of the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu (SAN) had no bearing on the CECPC’s status and its membership.
Revealing that all arrangements for the peaceful conduct of the wards congress have been perfected “Ward Congress Committees of the party has already been inaugurated and delegated with the responsibility of conducting, supervising, monitoring and giving feedback to the Party on the outcome of the scheduled Ward Congresses.
He further added that “Party members and aspirants should therefore come out en masse and peacefully to participate in the ward Congresses, come Saturday”.