… as Imo Sate Chapter warns against registration by proxy
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said that at the appropriate time it will come up with a consensus and agreeable presidential candidate that will fly its flag in 2023.
Sen. John Akpanudoehede, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), stated this in a statement issued on Tuesday in Abuja.
The statement was in reaction to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) recent allegation that President Muhammadu Buhari had a self-succession plan.
The APC scribe, however, stressed that the party would not allow individual ambitions to derail the Buhari administration, ahead of the 2023 presidential poll.
He said unlike the opposition PDP, the APC was a disciplined party, noting that the former was just been haunted by its past.
Akpanudoedehe recalled the third term agenda of the PDP while it was in power, pointing that the APC would surprise it with the outcome of its planned congresses scheduled to commence on July 31.
“After our congresses and the National Convention we will shock them (PDP) by bringing a consensus and an agreeable candidate that will fly the flag of the party come 2023.
“APC has no third term agenda like PDP. What we are doing now is to stabilise the party and not allow individual ambitions to derail President Buhari’s administration ,” he said.
Meanwhile Imo State chapter of the party has cautioned against the registration and revalidation of membership through unauthorised processes.
The warning is contained in a statement issued in Owerri on Wednesday by the Director-General, APC Media Centre, Mr Cajetan Duke.
Duke said the APC membership revalidation and registration exercise extended in Imo and three other states by the party’s Caretaker/ Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) was not to be done by proxy.
“The attention of the party has been drawn to cases where certain persons have tried albeit unfruitfully to compromise the exercise by proxy.
“In line with guidelines, as formulated by the CECPC, there is no room for revalidation or registration by proxy.
“Every interested person must physically present himself or herself before the officials with all the requisite particulars for revalidation or registration.
“We call on all interested persons to take advantage of the extension to genuinely conclude their revalidation and or registration formalities,” he said (NAN)