APC Shifts Convention Due To Ramadan

The ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, has shifted its national convention earlier scheduled for Monday, May 14.

Bolaji Abdullahi, spokesman of the ruling party, told journalists in Abuja some governors in the APC fold brought the issue of the Muslim fast which will commence in May.

In the timetable earlier released, the party scheduled ward congresses for May 2; local government congresses, May 5; and state congresses, May 9, respectively.

“The observation was that the timetable as it is currently constituted or composed was determined because of the Ramadan and we want to be sensitive to the feelings of Muslims who will be fasting in the month of Ramadan,” he said.

“Therefore, we try to avoid conducting any political activities in the month of Ramadan… We are aware that some governors have been making statements which we believe are giving the impression that we don’t intend to hold congresses in particular states.

“So, the meeting was to emphasise to those governors that we want congresses in a very transparent manner and to ensure that the processes are free and fair.”

He explained that the adjustments had no ulterior motive other than the logistic consideration.

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