The All Progressives Congress (APC) has postponed its mid-term national convention earlier schedule for November until the first quarter of 2018.
This was confirmed by the party’s National Publicity Secretary, Bolaji Abdullahi.
However, the meetings of the party’s National Caucus and National Executive Committee (NEC) would still hold next week.
He said: ”I can tell you that the convention is not going to take place until the first quarter of next year. There will not be any implosion or explosion because we are not going to invite Boko Haram to the convention.
”Let me emphasise that we have not decided on the date of the convention because we have to hold NEC meeting that will agree on a date and agenda for the convention.”
Though no reason was given for this resolution, it is understood that it might be connected to the party’s funding challenge and the fear that the convention might be used to effect an unexpected leadership change.
It would be recalled that the party has been postponing the conduct of its convention since the March 24, 2016 NEC meeting, where it was resolved that the party’s constitution should be amended.
Speaking on the purported plan by some APC governors to remove the Chairman of the party John Oyegun, Abdullahi said, “When you talk of 17 governors planning to impeach our national chairman, it is just a newspaper report people are reacting to. We have come out to dismiss such report telling Nigerians that we are not aware of the 17 governors referred to.
“We made it clear that there would not have been anything like that because they would have expressed such displeasure whether against the party or chairman in particular during the series of meetings we have had with them.
“I was opportune to attend all the meetings and there has never been any time any of them stood up to say that they are not happy with him,” he said.