APC Holds Convention On Presidential Primaries October

The national executive committee (NEC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has fixed October 29, 2014 to amend the constitution with a view to making it agree with the relevant provisions of the Electoral Act.
The national publicity secretary of the party, Lai Mohammed, made this known yesterday in Abuja shortly after the NEC meeting where the decision was reached.
Mohammed explained that there would be local government congresses where delegates for the special convention would be elected.
According to him, “principally, we proposed certain amendments to the constitution of the party that would allow the party to function much more efficiently and to that extent, we will hold what I call an extraordinary convention of the party on the 29th of this month in Abuja to submit the proposals of their amendment to the national convention of the party.”
He explained that the guidelines and the timetable adopted remain unchanged.
“We have already published our guidelines on our timetable and so far, nothing has changed,” he said.
On the reason for the convention, he said, “we need to amend our constitution because the electoral act as amended says that one can conduct a primary but if you are going to do that, one must be explicit on how you are going to conduct it and that is why we need to amend our constitution.”

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