A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and director-general of the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF), Salihu Lukman, has asked the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) to hasten the process that would lead to the election of a new National Working Committee (NWC).
In a letter addressed to the chairman of the caretaker committee and Yobe State governor, Mai Mala Buni and seen by our reporter, Lukman stated that delaying the convention would be dangerous.
The top echelon of the APC recently met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja, where February was fixed for the convention, but the Buni committee is yet to roll out a programme to that effect.
Lukman in the letter stated that there should be internal negotiation to enhance the process of reorganising the structures of the APC, which would be concluded with the national convention of the party in February 2022.
Part of the letter reads: “Your Excellency, I want to strongly appeal to you to expeditiously begin to discharge this responsibility and conclude the mandate given to the CECPC by the National Executive Committee meeting of June 25, 2020.
According to the letter, the ability of APC leaders to begin to effectively prepare for the campaign of 2023 is dependent on how fast the CECPC can discharge the responsibility of reorganising the structures of the party at all levels.