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Monday, 9 April 2018

Oyegun: APC takes final decision today

The meeting of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, National Executive Committee, NEC, will hold today, Monday in Abuja.

President Muhammadu Buhari would attend the meeting before proceeding to the United Kingdom.

The APC Assistant Director, Publicity, Edegbe Odemwingie, confirmed this to journalists yesterday in Abuja.

The main purpose of the meeting is to reach a final decision on the tenure elongation saga after last Friday’s submission of the report of a 10-man NEC Technical Committee led by Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State.

The committee was believed to have recommended the conduct of fresh congresses and national convention after President Muhammadu Buhari had secured the backing of most APC governors.

APC NEC meeting in February had approved a controversial extension of the tenures of Chief John Odigie-Oyegun-led APC NWC and other party officials across all levels by one year.

But President Buhari said the outcome of his consultations with legal experts showed that the tenure elongation contravened not only the party constitution but also the Nigerian constitution.

Today’s NEC meeting is expected to endorse the demand for congresses and convention and announce the dates for the exercise.

Other key issues expected to be tabled at today’s discussion were the reports of the party’s committee on Constitution Review and True Federalism.

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