Again, APC postpones National Caucus, NEC meetings

John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman
John Odigie-Oyegun, APC Chairman

The governing All Progressives Congress, APC, has again postponed a meeting of the National Caucus and National Executive Committee, NEC, earlier scheduled for April 24 and 25, 2017 respectively.

The postponement was announced Thursday by the spokesperson of the party, Bolaji Abdullahi in a statement.

Mr. Abdullahi said, “the postponement is due to unexpected developments.”

The governing party last held a NEC meeting on July 3, 2015, few months after it came into power.

The APC has been enmeshed in crisis for over a year with some leaders of the party calling on the national chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, to resign. Some of those publicly opposed to Mr. Odigie-Oyegun’s leadership include former Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu, and suspended deputy spokesperson, Timi Frank.

The crisis in the party is believed to be one of the factors militating against convening a NEC meeting.

On Thursday, Mr. Abdullahi said, “New dates for the meetings will be communicated in due course.”

The National Caucus and NEC meetings are usually preparatory meetings to a national convention. The APC had earlier announced that it would hold its mid-term non-elective National Convention on April 29, 2017 in Abuja.

The announcement was made by the Governor of Zamfara State, Abubakar Yari, shortly after governors elected under that platform of the party had held a closed-door meeting with the leadership of the APC at its national secretariat, Abuja.

Thursday’s announcement therefore, means the national convention of the party may not hold as announced.


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  • emailofemi

    Adiye ba le okun, ara ko ro okun ara ko ro adiye. Where is the change?…. Things fall apart the centre can not hold .

  • duwdu

    Mr. Odigie-Oyegun needs to go, period. The man is the most incompetent, spineless, directionless National chairman of a major political party in Nigeria – factors that are the major causes of the confused, ineffective state of his party, the APC.

    And, to make his case worse, Oyegun has no real political or electoral value or clout, as witnessed in the results of the last gubernatorial election in his state of Edo, where he couldn’t even win in his ward. The man doesn’t have fund-raising skills either!

    The longer his party leaves him at its helm of affairs, the faster the party races towards more crisis and possible disintegration. So far, the APC has been “fortunate/lucky” that what could have given it a run for its money and been a viable opposition party, the PDP, messed up very badly while in power for 16 straight years, and is even more messed up at the moment.

    Well, na then sabi. What I know is that, next time, it is the political congregation to which both Buhari and Tinubu (and possibly Okorocha) jointly belong, that will carry the day in national politics.

    ‘Nuff said.


  • Anonymous

    A party that can barwly hold its NEC, NWC, Caucus, BOT, and ties its party andma country down to the ideologies andmpolicies of his excellency, and does things that are only convenient or pleases his excellency as hijacked by his Buharist is a joke, u all are going to sit there and wathc the oppoeition hold 2 successful conventions? U cant even announce a tentative date which means the postpoement is indefinite, u guys are a joke, the presidwnt and leader of your party is a joke, the party chairman is a joke, after setting Tinuhu aside and OBJ seeing that Buhari ismanother woeful corrupt permissive failure, this is jow u ontend to go to national elections? WITH THE NOISE OF PDP THIEVES AND NO SERIOUS GOVERNMENT ACHIEVEMENTS TO ADVERTISE? and If Buhari goes for another sick leave, will u also postpone the convention until it please his excelency? APC is a joke a aprty of strange bed fellows, a disorganised party, in which a party chairman who is sjpposed to be neutral has laready stated clearly even when this government has nlt done 2 years andmhas perfomed woefully that Buhari will be given second term unopposed, is that democracy?