The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has shifted the long-awaited meetings of its National Caucus and National Executive Committee (NEC) earlier slated for Monday and Tuesday by one week.
A statement issued on Sunday night by the National Secretary of the party, Sen Iyiola Omisore, said both meetings will now hold on July 18 and 19 respectively.
“Members of the National Caucus and National Executive Committee of the All Progressives Congress are hereby informed that our meetings of 10th and 11th of July, 2023, have been postponed to the 18th and 19th of July, 2023, respectively,” the statement said.
According to Omisore, the change in date was due to President Bola Tinubu’s engagements, following his emergence as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday afternoon.
“The postponement is necessitated by the regional and sub-regional schedules and engagements of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States. Inconveniences regretted,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Senator Abdullahi Adamu-led National Working Committee (NWC) will on Monday meet with all chairmen of state chapters at the party at the national secretariat in Abuja by 1pm.
Adamu, it was learnt, seeks to use the avenue to update the state leaders on the nominees for the party’s statutory and ad-hoc committees before they are tabled before the National Executive Committee (NEC) for approval.
The presentation of the nominations for the National Advisory Council was in line with Article 13.2 of the party’s Constitution.