The All Progressives Congress (APC) has shifted its much anticipated national convention to 2018.
This development was confirmed by its National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, while speaking to journalists on Wednesday in Abuja.
He, however, said the meetings of the party’s National Caucus and National Executive Committee (NEC) would hold as planned next week.
His words: “I can tell you that the convention is not going to take place until the first quarter of next year. There will not be any implosion or explosion because we are not going to invite Boko Haram to the convention.
“Let me emphasise that we have not decided on the date of the convention because we have to hold NEC meeting that will agree on a date and agenda for the convention,” Abdullahi said.
The party has postponed its convention several times this year. The reason for the recent shift may nit be unconnected to the party’s funding challenge and the alleged rift between the national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun and governors on the party’s platform.