By Zakaa Lazarus
The Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has debunk releasing any zoning arrangement for the National Convention slated for February 26, 2022.
The committee, after its 19th regular meeting, which lasted for two days, released the timetable and schedule of activities for the convention of the party.
Addressing journalists after Wednesday’s meeting held at the Party’s National Secretariat, the Secretary of the Caretaker Committee, Senator John James Akpanudoedehe, said at no time did the committee discuss the zoning arrangement for the National Convention.
Akpanudoedehe: “I am here to debunk the fake news going around on the social media that we have zoned offices. We are yet to meet on the issue of zoning.
“The news and rumour making round are fake news. We never discussed the issue during our deliberations. People should disregard the story because it is fake news. It is not true.”
The meeting was chaired by the Governor of Yobe state and Chairman of the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, Mai Mala Buni.
The meeting centred on measures to ensure the successful conduct of the Convention.
The Party officially outline the schedule activities as follows.
*Receiving of the Interim Report of the National Reconciliation Committee – 31/01/2022.
*Consideration and adoption of Reports of State Congresses – 02/02/2022
*Inauguration of the State Executives – 03/02/2022
Sales of Forms to all aspirants vying for National Offices (APC National Secretariat) – 14/02/2022
Submission of completed forms and accompanying documents (APC National Secretariat) – On or before 19/02/2022
Publication of Sub-Committees – 19/02/2022
Screening of all aspirants vying for National Offices – 20th – 22nd of February. 2022
Screening Appeals to hear and resolve complaints arising from the screening exercise – 23/02/2022
Accreditation of all statutory and elected delegates to the National Convention – 24th – 25th of February 2022
National Convention to elect National Officers to the National Executive Committee (NEC) – 26/02/2022
National Convention Appeal to hear and resolve complaints arising from the National Convention – 28/02/2022, among others.