The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said it shifted its state congresses, earlier scheduled for October 2, to October 16, in order to honour the country’s 61st independence anniversary.
This was contained in a statement on Thursday, signed by Secretary of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John Akpan-Udoedehe.
“The need to honour the country’s 61st Independence anniversary, which holds a day before the initial date fixed for the state congresses, informed the new date.
“Governors, ministers, and party members will be involved in the Independence celebrations in their various states.
“The party decided to reschedule the state congresses to allow all our members to participate in the Independence celebration,” the statement said.
Akpan-Udoedehe had in a statement on Wednesday said that an updated timetable/schedule of activities and guidelines for the conduct of the state congresses would be released to the public in due course.