APC Clarifies Position On Date For National Convention

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) has clarified its position on date for its proposed mini National Convention.

In a statement on Thursday evening, the National Publicity Secretary of the Party said he was misquoted by some section of the media which reported he validated the purported postponement of the convention.

He, however, maintained that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Party, which has the constitutional right to decide on date for the national convention, has not taken any decision on the postponement.

He said: “the All Progressives Congress (APC) wishes to refute reports in a section of the press that the Party has postponed its mini national convention to 2018.

“By this statement, the general public should please take note that reports of postponement of the APC’s mini-convention are false, as the NEC of our party has not made any such decision.”

“There is no truth in the said reports which quoted me as saying that the convention will now hold in the first quarter of next year.

“In the interview I granted to a few journalists in my office, what I said was that the date of the convention can only be determined by the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Party which will meet on the 31st of this month.

“At no time, did I make the statement which the journalists attributed to me to validate the purported postponement of the convention.

“By this statement, the general public should please take note that reports of postponement of the APC’s mini-convention are false, as the NEC of our party has not made any such decision.”