- The proposed date of the All Progressives Congress national convention scheduled for Saturday, March 26 seems to be on track
- This is how party stakeholders take big step to get court order stopping national party convention
- There are indications Governor Mai Mala Buni may oversee the party’s national convention
Amid controversy over the identity of the authentic leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), senior party members have decided to overturn the court order halting the party’s national convention scheduled for March 26.
Daily Trust quoting sources within the party on Sunday March 13, said Federation Attorney General and Justice Minister Abubakar Malami (SAN) along with other APC stakeholders had reached plans to call off the lawsuit this week. .
Strong APC members travel to London to ramp up pressure on Buhari over chairmanship
The order was issued on November 18, 2021, following an ex parte application by an aggrieved member of the party, the Hon. Salisu Umoru.
Umoru seeks to prevent the APC and Governor Mai Mala Buni from holding a convention until the prosecution is determined.
The judge ruled that the APC can only hold a national convention after the prosecution has been heard and determined.
The order was granted by Judge Bello Kawu. The judge also ordered an expedited hearing in this case.
No more postponement will be tolerated
In another report by The Punch, Yobe state governor and chairman of the APC’s interim committee, Mai Mala Buni, may oversee the party’s national convention.
It was understood that President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered Buni to lead the party exercise on the strict condition that no further postponements would be tolerated.
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The Nigerian leader who is on a medical trip made the decision in London after a meeting with his most trusted allies including Malami.
APC Convention: Coalition of independent observers accuses cabal of plotting to undermine democracy
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that some APC governors have been described as cabals by the Coalition of Independent Observers.
Governors are reportedly focused on planning an in-party coup that could escalate and undermine Nigerian democracy.
According to the coalition, there is a need for every Nigerian to take an interest in the ongoing internal political activities of the APC and seek redress from key members of the party.
APC members travel to London and lobby Buhari for chairmanship
Meanwhile, senior APC members are increasing pressure on President Muhammadu Buhari to drop his prime candidate for the party’s national chairmanship.
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Some of the party leaders have advised the president to allow members interested in the position to run for president at the national convention scheduled for Saturday, March 26.
The president had also hinted that his preferred candidate for the position of national president of the APC is Abdullahi Adamu, a former governor of Nasarawa State and a senator from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.