The All Progressives Congress has postponed by two weeks its national state congresses, which were originally set on October 2.
The congresses will now hold nationwide on Saturday, October 16.
Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, the Caretaker/Extra-Ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) Secretary, announced the postponement last night in Abuja in a short statement.
The statement said an updated timetable/schedule of activities and guidelines for the conduct of the state congresses will be released to the public in due course.
When contacted, the CECPC Secretary stated that the state congresses had been postponed in honor of the country’s 61st independence anniversary and to allow political office holders and party members to commemorate the occasion.
“The need to honor the country’s 61st Independence anniversary, which holds a day before the initial date fixed for the state congresses, informed the new date.
“Governors, ministers, and party members will be involved in the Independence celebrations in their various states.
The party decided to reschedule the state congresses to allow all our members to participate in the Independence celebration,” Akpanudoedehe said.
The party had fixed the state congresses for October 2, 2021.