The All Progressives Congress (APC) has decided to play safe regarding Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act, 2022 in order not to be caught in a fix ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The APC in a statement issued on Thursday night by the Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) excluded political appointees from voting at its convention scheduled for Saturday, March 26, 2022.
“The National Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee of APC has declared that all political appointees who were elected as delegates to the National Convention slated for 26/3/2022 SHALL NOT VOTE in view of the controversy surrounding Section 84 (12) of the Electoral Act,2022.
“However, political appointees can still attend as observers,” said the CECPC.
Meanwhile, ahead of the party’s convention on Saturday, President Muhammadu Buhari is reported to have settled for a former governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Adamu as APC’s next national chairman.
Adamu is expected to emerge alongside other national officers of the party through consensus.