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The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), an umbrella body of governors elected on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform, has assured that the party's National Convention will take place in February.
Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and chairman of the PGF provided security while speaking to reporters at the end of a closed-door meeting Sunday night in Abuja.
Bagudu, who did not give a specific date for the event, said Buhari's February date was sacrosanct and still feasible for the event to take place.
He added that the APC Extraordinary Convention Planning and Vigilance Committee (CECPC), as a party body, was in the best position to announce the specific date of the convention.
“We are a group of party stakeholders and our party respects the institutions.  The corresponding body of the party that will announce the date of the national convention is the CECPC,” he said.
Bagudu said the meeting approved a confidence vote on the CECPC led by Buni and two other governors, Governor Muhammed Bello of Niger and Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun.
He pointed out that the governors had done an incredible job of running the party successfully and had mobilized people into the party's fold, and said that the PGF was very happy with their conduct.
“We discussed our next convention and, as you may remember, I had reason to address the press after we visited President Buhari in November 2021, where the president and the party agreed that the convention would take place in February.
“We received input on the reviews and noted all the misrepresentations in the press that we seek to correct that the PGF is a united body, as you can see evidently in the turnout,” Bagudu said.
He explained that the forum's decision was unanimous, adding that he rallied behind the chairman and the party's interim committee.
The Nigerian News Agency  recalls that there has been enormous pressure on the APC's Buni-led CECPC to set a specific date for the party's national convention following Buhari's approval of the event being held in February.
In recent weeks, some of the party's critical stakeholders had compromised with the interim committee over the delay in announcing the exact date and location of the convention.
Dr. Salihu Lukman, Director General of the PGF, recently asked committee members to resign if they cannot hold the party's national convention in February.
New members of the party's National Labor Committee (NWC) are expected to be elected at the convention to manage its affairs that are currently being managed.
Among those attending the meeting were Governors of Borno, Babagana Zulum, Jigawa, Mohammad Abubakar, Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, Niger, Abubakar Bello, Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, Ekiti Kayode Fayemi, Kogi, Yahaya Bello .
Others were the governors of Cross River, Ogun, Zamfara, Ebonyi, Osun, Lagos state, Imo, Plateau, Kano state, and Nasarawa.
Anambra Deputy Governor Nkemakonam Okeke represented his governor at the meeting.  

Source: NAN
APC National Convention will hold in February — Governors

The Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), an umbrella body of governors elected on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform, has assured that the party’s National Convention will take place in February.

Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi and chairman of the PGF provided security while speaking to reporters at the end of a closed-door meeting Sunday night in Abuja.

Bagudu, who did not give a specific date for the event, said Buhari’s February date was sacrosanct and still feasible for the event to take place.

He added that the APC Extraordinary Convention Planning and Vigilance Committee (CECPC), as a party body, was in the best position to announce the specific date of the convention.

“We are a group of party stakeholders and our party respects the institutions. The corresponding body of the party that will announce the date of the national convention is the CECPC,” he said.

Bagudu said the meeting approved a confidence vote on the CECPC led by Buni and two other governors, Governor Muhammed Bello of Niger and Governor Gboyega Oyetola of Osun.

He pointed out that the governors had done an incredible job of running the party successfully and had mobilized people into the party’s fold, and said that the PGF was very happy with their conduct.

“We discussed our next convention and, as you may remember, I had reason to address the press after we visited President Buhari in November 2021, where the president and the party agreed that the convention would take place in February.

“We received input on the reviews and noted all the misrepresentations in the press that we seek to correct that the PGF is a united body, as you can see evidently in the turnout,” Bagudu said.

He explained that the forum’s decision was unanimous, adding that he rallied behind the chairman and the party’s interim committee.

The Nigerian News Agency recalls that there has been enormous pressure on the APC‘s Buni-led CECPC to set a specific date for the party’s national convention following Buhari’s approval of the event being held in February.

In recent weeks, some of the party’s critical stakeholders had compromised with the interim committee over the delay in announcing the exact date and location of the convention.

Dr. Salihu Lukman, Director General of the PGF, recently asked committee members to resign if they cannot hold the party’s national convention in February.

New members of the party’s National Labor Committee (NWC) are expected to be elected at the convention to manage its affairs that are currently being managed.

Among those attending the meeting were Governors of Borno, Babagana Zulum, Jigawa, Mohammad Abubakar, Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, Niger, Abubakar Bello, Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, Ekiti Kayode Fayemi, Kogi, Yahaya Bello .

Others were the governors of Cross River, Ogun, Zamfara, Ebonyi, Osun, Lagos state, Imo, Plateau, Kano state, and Nasarawa.

Anambra Deputy Governor Nkemakonam Okeke represented his governor at the meeting.

Source: NAN

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