The All Progressives Congress (APC) has extended the tenure of the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party, and by effect, that of the National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
The extension was approved by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the party at its ongoing meeting in Abuja.
The NWC is the executive arm of the party responsible for its day to day operations. It is headed by the National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun and its tenure was scheduled to end this year having been elected in 2014.
The Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, who briefed journalists after the meeting, said the extension would take effect from June 30.
His words: “The NEC met today and major decisions in line with the constitution of the party. We all aware that the tenure of current NWC and the executive members of this party both elected and appointed come to an end June this year.
“Considering the time left for the party to conduct all the congresses and conventions and considering that our leader Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been charged with the responsibility of reconciling all aggrieved members of our party, we cannot afford to approach the general election with more disputes and crises adding that party have decided on line with article 13 which empowers the NEC to carry out the functions of its convention and the NEC has decided to extend the tenure of current NWC other executive committees at various levels for another 12months starting from June 30th.”