APC National Convention: Aggrieved members seeks stoppage in court; APC Governors set to meet Buhari

Some aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress have made fresh moves to stop the national convention from holding next month.

The plaintiffs are seeking an order of the Federal High Court in Abuja to restrain the Governor Buni-led Caretaker- and Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee from going ahead with the convention on the grounds that state congresses are yet to be completed in all the 36 states of the federation.

Joined as defendants in the suit are the APC, the Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, and the Independent National Electoral Commission. No date has been fixed for a hearing of the case.

Meanwhile, the Governors of the All Progressives Congress will Sunday with President Muhamadu Buhari on Sunday to decide on a date for the party’s National Convention.

Plateau State Governor and Chairman of the Northern Governors Forum Simon Lalong made this known after a meeting with the President on Friday.

He said President Buhari assured that nothing would stop the APC from conducting the convention in February, hence the resolve by the governors to harmonise all interests and pending litigations.

The President had raised fears that a failure by the APC to hold a National Convention expeditiously would negatively impact on its chances of success in coming elections

But Governor Lalong assures that since the President remains resolved that conventions must be held immediately, Governors would do their parts to make this work.

The Chairman of the Caretaker and Convention Planning Committee of the APC Governor Mai Mala Buni Yobe state was also at the Presidential Villa.

He however carefully evaded speaking with Statehouse Correspondents on his way out.

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