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Politics of Monday, 17 January 2022


APC picks new national leaders February as governors meet

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The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) will elect new leaders in February the Progressives Governors Forum (PGF) has promised.

This was made known to journalists by its Chairman Atiku Bagudu after a meeting by the body in Abuja on Sunday, January 16.

PGF is a body of governors elected on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He said the February timelines approved by President Muhammadu Buhari would be respected.

The Yobe State governor added that APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) was in the best position to announce the specific date.

“We are one group of stakeholders and our party respects institutions. The appropriate organ of the party that will announce a date for the national convention is the CECPC”, he said.

“We discussed our upcoming convention which I had the cause to address the press after visiting President Buhari in November 2021. He and the party agreed that the convention would take place in February.

“We took inputs about the reviews and we noted all the misrepresentations in the press that we seek to correct that the PGF is one united body as you can see evidently from the attendance,” Bagudu said.

Governors of Borno, Babagana Zulum; Jigawa, Mohammed Abubakar; Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu; Niger, Abubakar Bello; Kaduna, Nasir El-Rufai; Ekiti Kayode Fayemi; Kogi, Yahaya Bello; Ogun, Dapo Abiodun; Kano, Abdullahi Ganduje, among others, were at the parley.

Salihu Lukman, PGF Director-General, is one of the party chieftains opposed to further postponement of the convention.

The DG recently wrote a letter to Bagudu, warning of the consequences of failure to hold the event next month.

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